Pterocarpans from Bituminaria bituminosa and Bituminaria morisiana.

L Pistelli, C Noccioli, G Appendino, F Bianchi, Olov Sterner, M Ballero

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The aerial parts of Mediterranean papilionaceous plants Bituminaria morisiana and B. bituminosa afforded, along with known phenolics, the prenylated pterocarpans bitucarpin A and B, whose structure was elucidated by spectroscopic techniques. A known isoflavonoid (8-prenyldaidzein) was also obtained for the first time as a genuine plant constituent. The accumulation of pterocarpans at the expense of biogenetically more primitive shikimate metabolites like furanocoumarins or isoflavonoids supports the inclusion of this plant, once part of the genus Psoralea, into the distinct genus Bituminaria.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-598
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Organic Chemistry


  • Bituminaria morisiana
  • B. bituminosa
  • Fabaceae
  • Pterocarpans
  • Isoflavonoids
  • Chemotaxonomy


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