Chemical constituents of Tephrosia purpurea

Ali K Khalafalah, Afifi H Yousef, Abeer M Esmail, Mohamed H Abdelrazik, Mohamed E.F Hegazy, Abou El-Hamd H Mohamed

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In continuation of our chemical investigation on some medicinal plants of the genus Tephrosia, reinvestigation of the methylenechloride/methanol (1:1) extract of the aerial parts of Tephrosia purpurea yielded an aromatic ester 1, a sesquiterpene 2 and prenylated flavonoid 3. The structures of the compounds were established by comprehensive NMR studies, including DEPT, COSY, NOE, HMQC, HMBC, EIMS and CIMS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalPharmacognosy Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010



  • aromatic ester
  • prenylated flavonoid
  • sesquiterpene
  • Tephrosia purpurea

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Khalafalah, A. K., Yousef, A. H., Esmail, A. M., Abdelrazik, M. H., Hegazy, M. E. F., & Mohamed, A. E-H. H. (2010). Chemical constituents of Tephrosia purpurea. Pharmacognosy Research, 2(2), 72-75.