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Química Nova

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LOBO, Lívia T. et al. Allelopathic potential of catechins of the Tachigali myrmecophyla (Leguminosae). Quím. Nova [online]. 2008, vol.31, n.3, pp.493-497. ISSN 0100-4042.

Two compounds, (+)-catechin and epicatechin, were isolated from leaves of T. myrmecophyla, using chromatographic techniques. The structural identification was carried out on the basis of 1H and 13C NMR spectral data and comparison with literature data. The compounds (+)-catechin and epicatechin were submitted to germination inhibition and radicle and hypocotyl growth assays. Results showed some significant activities confirming the initial hypothesis about allelopathic properties of that plant.

Keywords : Tachigali myrmecophyla; allelopathy; catechin.

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