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Abstract

Betulin aldehyde, an antitumour agent from the bark of tectona grandis.

Author(s): N KR Pathak, P Neogi, M Biswas, YC Tripathi, VB Pandey
Chemical Research Unit, CCRAS, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi,

Correspondence Address:
N KR Pathak Chemical Research Unit, CCRAS, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Betulin aldheyde together with lupeol, betulin and betulinic acid have been isolated from the stem bark of Tectona grandis and characterised by spectral analysis. This is the second report of the natural occurrence of betulin aldehyde.