Chemical constituents from the roots of Cassia fistula L.

Ching Kuo Lee, Yu Yen Chung, Feng-Lin Hsu, Yueh Hsiung Kuo

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The chemical constituents in the roots of Cassia fistula L. were investigated with column chromatography. Nineteen compounds including seven anthraquinones, chrysophanol (1), physcion (2), emodin (3), aloe-emodin (4), 11-acetylaloe-emodin (5), rhein (6), citreorosein (7); four flavan-3-ols, (-)-epiafzelechin (8), (+)-afzelechin (9), (-)-epicatechin (10), (+)-catechin (11); three sterols, a mixture of β-sitosterol (12) and stigmasterol (13), β-sitosterol-3-O-β-glucopyanoside (14); one triterpene, lupeol (15); and four glycerides, a mixture of glycerol-1-tetraeicosanoate (16) and glycerol-1-pentaeicosanoate (17), trimyristin (18), and glyceryl trilinolate (19) were determined by spectroscopic analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-237
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Pharmaceutical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003


  • Anthraquinone
  • Cassia fistula L
  • Flavanol
  • Glyyceryl
  • Steroid
  • Triterpene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Bioengineering


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