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World Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2015, 3(1), 12-15
DOI: 10.12691/wjoc-3-1-3
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Spectral Determination of Components Isolated from the Root of Ximenia Americana Linn


1Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Bayero University, P.M.B. 3011, Kano, Nigeria

Pub. Date: January 14, 2016

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OUMAR A. ADOUM. Spectral Determination of Components Isolated from the Root of Ximenia Americana Linn. World Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2015; 3(1):12-15. doi: 10.12691/wjoc-3-1-3


One steroid, β-sitosterol (I), and two carboxylic fatty acids stearic (2), and trans-4-octadecenoic (3) acids were isolated from the roots of Ximenia americana Linn. (Olacaceae). Trans-l4-octadecenoic acid exhibited in-vitro cytotoxicity against brine shrimp larvae of Artemia salina (LC50 = 79.µg/ml). Compounds 1 and 2 showed no activity in brine shrimp lethality test (LC50> 1000µg/ml). 1H and 13C NMR, IR and MS, spectroscopy have been used jointly to determine the conformation of the three compounds.

Ximenia americana β-sitosterol fatty acids Artemia salina brine shrimp

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