J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1986, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (6): -.

• Research Articles •    

Oliveriflavone, a New Biflavonoid from Cephalotaxus oliveri Mast.

Ma Zhong-wu, He Guan-tu and Yin Wan-fen   

Abstract: Cephalotaxus oliveri Mast. which is native to China (Hunan, Hupei, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guangdong, etc.) belongs to family Cephalotaxaceae. Recently, a series of research work on alkaloids from Cephalotaxus genus has been reported because of their anticancer activities. However, other major active components-biflavones are neglected. In order to discuss the relationship of gymnosperm and study the active components we isolated three biflavones from the le- aves of Cephalotaxus oliveri Mast. Two of them co-3, co-4, are known compounds ie amentoflavone-4',4"',7,7"-tetramethyl ether and sciadopitysin, and the third one co-2, is a new compound named oliveriflavone. It's structure was elucidated as amentoflavone-4',4'",7,7"-ether by UV, IR, 1HNMR, MS and chemical reactions.

Key words: Cephalotaxus oliveri Mast, Cephalotaxaceae, amentofiavone-4',4'",7,7″-te- tramethyl ether, sciadopitysin, oliveriflavone.

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