European Journal of Chemistry

One new cucurbitane triterpenoid from the fruits of Momordica charantia

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Jie-Qing Liu
Jian-Chao Chen
Cui-Fang Wang
Ming-Hua Qiu


One new cucurbitane triterpenoid commonly named neokuguaglucoside, together with three known compounds momordicoside M, momordicoside N, and momordicoside A were isolated from the fresh fruits of Momordica charantia. The new one's structure with an interesting sugar-like groups attached to the side chain was elucidated by spectroscopic analysis and semiepirical (AM1) quantum chemical method.


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Liu, J.-Q.; Chen, J.-C.; Wang, C.-F.; Qiu, M.-H. One New Cucurbitane Triterpenoid from the Fruits of Momordica Charantia. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1, 294-296.

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The Natural Science Fundation of Yunnan Province (2008CD158) and the “Xi-Bu-Zhi-Guang” project from the Chinese of State Key Laboratory of phytochemistry Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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