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MARQUI, Sara Regina de et al. Antifungal saponins from Swartzia langsdorffii. Quím. Nova [online]. 2008, vol.31, n.4, pp. 828-831. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422008000400023.
Chromatographic fractionation of the EtOH extract from the leaves of Swartzia langsdorffii afforded the pentacyclic triterpenes oleanolic acid and lupeol, and two saponins: oleanolic acid 3-sophoroside and the new ester 3-O-b-D-(6'-methyl)-glucopyranosyl-28-O-b-D-glucopyranosyl-oleanate. Their structures were elucidated from spectral data, including 2D NMR and HRESIMS experiments. Antifungal activity of all isolated compounds was evaluated, using phytopathogens Cladosporium cladosporioides and C. sphaerospermum, and human pathogens Candida albicans, C. krusei, C. parapsilosis and Cryptococcus neoformans.
Keywords : Swartzia langsdorffii; saponins; antifungal activity.