Abstract: Three isoflavanoids, isovestitol (1), medicarpin (2), and sativan (3), along with another known compound, betulinic acid (4), were isolated from the root of Sesbania grandiflora. The structures of the isolated compounds were characterised by means of spectroscopic techniques (UV, IR, MS, 1H- and 13C-NMR, DEPT, COSY, HMQC, HMBC, and MS analysis). All the tested compounds 1–4 exhibited antituberculosis activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv, with MIC values of 50 µg/mL for compounds 1–3, and 100 µg/mL for compound 4, whereas, the methanol extract exhibited antituberculosis activity of 625 µg/mL. This is the first report on the occurrence of isoflavonoids in this plant and their antituberculosis activity.
Keywords: isovestitol; medicarpin; sativan; betulinic acid; Sesbania grandiflora; antituberculosis activity; Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Hasan, N.; Osman, H.; Mohamad, S.; Chong, W.K.; Awang, K.; Zahariluddin, A.S.M. The Chemical Components of Sesbania grandiflora Root and Their Antituberculosis Activity. Pharmaceuticals 2012, 5, 882-889.
Hasan N, Osman H, Mohamad S, Chong WK, Awang K, Zahariluddin ASM. The Chemical Components of Sesbania grandiflora Root and Their Antituberculosis Activity. Pharmaceuticals. 2012; 5(8):882-889.
Hasan, Noviany; Osman, Hasnah; Mohamad, Suriyati; Chong, Wong Keng; Awang, Khalijah; Zahariluddin, Anis Safirah Mohd. 2012. "The Chemical Components of Sesbania grandiflora Root and Their Antituberculosis Activity." Pharmaceuticals 5, no. 8: 882-889.