Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3676

Full Length Research Paper

Chemical constituents isolated from extracts of Annona vepretorum Mart. (Annonaceae) leaves

Camila de S. Araujo
  • Camila de S. Araujo
  • Center for Studies and Research of Medicinal Plants, Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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Ana P. de Oliveira
  • Ana P. de Oliveira
  • Center for Studies and Research of Medicinal Plants, Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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Raimundo G. de Oliveira-Junior
  • Raimundo G. de Oliveira-Junior
  • Center for Studies and Research of Medicinal Plants, Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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Jose A. de Siqueira-Filho
  • Jose A. de Siqueira-Filho
  • Center for Studies and Research of Medicinal Plants, Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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Raimundo Braz-Filho
  • Raimundo Braz-Filho
  • Department of Chemistry of Natural Products, State University of North Fluminense, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Josean F. Tavares
  • Josean F. Tavares
  • Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa-PB, Brazil.
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Vicente C. de O. Costa
  • Vicente C. de O. Costa
  • Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa-PB, Brazil.
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Edigenia C. da C. Araujo
  • Edigenia C. da C. Araujo
  • Center for Studies and Research of Medicinal Plants, Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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Emmanoel V. Costa
  • Emmanoel V. Costa
  • Departament of Chemistry, Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
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Jackson R. G. da S. Almeida
  • Jackson R. G. da S. Almeida
  • Center for Studies and Research of Medicinal Plants, Federal University of San Francisco Valley, Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 04 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 11 July 2017
  •  Published: 25 July 2017

Abstract

Annona vepretorum Mart. is a medicinal plant endemic to Brazil, popularly known as "araticum", “bruteira” and “pinha da Caatinga”. In this study, the chemical composition of different leaf extracts obtained from this species was evaluated. Chemical compounds were isolated by silica gel column chromatography, resulting in a mixture of steroids (β-sitosterol and stigmasterol) and a triterpene (lupeol acetate). Ethanol extract presented a precipitate insoluble in chloroform, which after washing was identified as the flavonoid rutin quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1'''→6'')-β-glucopyranoside). These compounds are being reported for the first time in A. vepretorum.

 

Key words: Annona vepretorum, leaf extracts, phytochemical investigation, 1H and 13C NMR.