A new triterpenoid, 12-ursene-3β, 11 α-diol 3-O-palmitate (1), has been isolated from the rhizomes and roots of Gentiana lutea, together with the artificial diene derivative, 9 (11), 12-ursadien-3β-ol 3-O-palmitate (1a) and five known compounds (3 - 7). Their structures were established on the basis of spectral analysis. In addition, (±)-gentiolactone [(±)-2], isolated from this plant, was successfully separated into its enantiomers [(+)-2, (-)-2] for the first time, and the absolute configurations at C-9 of (+)-2, (-)-2 were assigned as S and R, respectively, from the optical rotations and the circular dichroism (CD) spectral data.
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- Drug Discovery