December 1, 1999

Novel trisaccharide fatty acid ester identified from the fruits of Morinda citrifolia (Noni)

Mingfu Wang, Hiroe Kikuzaki, Katalin Csiszar, Charles D. Boyd, Alika Maunakea, Sheri F. T. Fong, Geetha Ghai, Robert T. Rosen, Nobuji Nakatani, and Chi-Tang Ho

Pending PubMed Central Publication
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Two known glycosides and a novel trisaccharide fatty acid ester were isolated from the n-butanol-soluble fraction of the fruits of Morinda citrifolia (noni). Structure determination was carried out by spectral techniques such as MS, IR, NMR, and 2D-NMR. The novel trisaccharide fatty acid ester was elucidated as 2, 6-di-O-(beta-D-glucopyranosyl)-1-O-octanoyl-beta-D-glucopyranose. The known compounds were identified as rutin and asperulosidic acid.

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