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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 613190, 5 pages
Research Article

Triterpenoid Saponins from the Pericarps of Sapindus mukorossi

Department of Chemistry, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Garhwal 246174, India

Received 11 February 2012; Revised 5 April 2012; Accepted 5 April 2012

Academic Editor: Lian-Wen Qi

Copyright © 2013 Amita Sharma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A novel acetylated triterpene bisdesmoside saponin is elucidated as named Hederagenin 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl ( 3 1 )-[2,4-O-diacetyl-α-L-arabinopyranosyl]-28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-( 2 1 ) [3-O-acetyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl] ester (1) along with two known saponins, hederagenin 3-O-(α-L-arabinopyranoside-( 1 3 )-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-α-L-arabinopyranoside (2) and hederagenin 3-O-[β-D-xylopyranosyl-( 1 3 )-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-( 1 2 )-α-L-arabinopyranoside] (3), from the pericarps of Sapindus mukorossi. The structures of these saponins were characterized by means of chemical and spectral methods including advanced 2D NMR studies.