Four new steroidal saponins from the seeds of Allium tuberosum

Shengmin Sang, Shilong Mao, Aina Lao, Zhongliang Chen, Chi Tang Ho

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Four new steroidal saponins, 26-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(25S,20R)-20-O-methyl-5α-furost- 22(23)en-2α,3β,20,26-tetraol 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)- [α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)]-β-D-glucopyranoside (1); 26-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(25S,20R)-5α-furost-22(23)-en- 2α,3β,20,26-tetraol 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-[α-L- rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)]-β-D-glucopyranoside (2); 26-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(25S,20S)-5α-furost-22(23)-en- 2α,3β,20,26-tetraol 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-[α-L-rhamnopyranosyl- (1→4)]-β-D-glucopyranoside (3); and 26-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(25S,20S)-5α-furost-22(23)-en- 3β,20,26-triol 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-[α-L-rhamnopyranosyl- (1→4)]-β-β-glucopyranoside (4), have been isolated from the seeds of Allium tuberosum. Their structures were established by spectroscopic studies such as MS, IR, NMR, and 2D-NMR and the results of acid hydrolysis and named tuberosides F, G, H, and I, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1475-1478
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


  • Allium tuberosum
  • Liliaceae
  • Steroidal saponins
  • Tuberoside F, G, H, I


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