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Molecules 2011, 16(11), 9397-9403; doi:10.3390/molecules16119397

Chemical Constituents of the Mexican Mistletoe (Psittacanthus calyculatus)

Facultad de Química, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Centro Universitario, Cerro de las Campanas, Querétaro 76010, Mexico
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Campus Juriquilla, Querétaro 76230, Mexico
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Received: 11 October 2011 / Revised: 4 November 2011 / Accepted: 7 November 2011 / Published: 9 November 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products)
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A phytochemical study of the methanol-soluble fraction of an aqueous extract of a sample of Psittacanthus calyculatus collected from the host plant Prosopsis laevigata (Smooth Mesquite) using several techniques, including co-chromatography coupled with UV detection, chromatographic purifications and IR, NMR and MS studies, resulted in the identification of gallic acid, two flavonol-3-biosides and the nonprotein amino acid N-methyl-trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline.
Keywords: Psittacanthus calyculatus; isorhamnetin bioside; quercetin bioside; trans-4-hydroxy-N-methylproline; NMR Psittacanthus calyculatus; isorhamnetin bioside; quercetin bioside; trans-4-hydroxy-N-methylproline; NMR
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Moustapha, B.; Marina, G.-A.; Raúl, F.-O.; Raquel, C.-M.; Mahinda, M. Chemical Constituents of the Mexican Mistletoe (Psittacanthus calyculatus). Molecules 2011, 16, 9397-9403.

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