New spirostanol saponins from Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum)

S. Sang, M. Zou, Z. Xia, A. Lao, Z. Chen, C. T. Ho

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Three new spirostanol saponins have been isolated from the seeds of Allium tuberosum. On the basis of acid hydrolysis and comprehensive spectroscopic analysis, their structures were established as tuberoside J, (25R)-5α-spirostan-2α,3β,27-triol 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranoside; tuberoside K, (25R)-5α-spirostan-2α,3β,27-triol 3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-[α-L-rham nopyranosyl-(1→4)]-β-D-glucopyranoside; and tuberoside L, 27-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(25R)-5α-spi rostan-2α,3β,27-triol 3-O-α-D-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→2)-[α-L-rhamnopyranosyl- (1→4)]-β-D-glucopyranoside.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4780-4783
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


  • Allium tuberosum
  • Liliaceae
  • Spirostanol saponins
  • Tuberosides J, K, and L


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