Highlights

Fourteen compounds were isolated from the leaves of Dracaena cochinchinensis.

Compounds 3, 6–12 have not yet been reported in D. cochinchinensis.

Compound 4 is a new homoisoflavanone.

The chemotaxonomic significance of the isolates was discussed.

Abstract

Five flavonoids, four feruloyl amide derivatives, pinoresinol, lanost-9-en-3β-ol and three steroids from the leaves of Dracaena cochinchinensis (Lour.) S. C. Chen. Of these, compound 4 was identified as a new homoisoflavanone. This publication is the first reported purification of compounds 3, 4, 612 from D. cochinchinensis. We also indicate the chemotaxonomic importance of these metabolites.

Keywords

Dracaena cochinchinensis (Lour.) S. C. Chen

Flavonoids

Pinoresinol

Amides

Triterpenes

Steroids

Chemotaxonomy

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