Flavonoids of Derris heyneana Wight and Arm


  • Andhra University, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Division, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530003, India
  • Georg-August University, Institute for Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Goettingen, 2D-37077, Germany


The genus Derris is a rich source of rotenoids and prenylated flavonoids. Chemical examination of Derris heyneana, a rare species of Derris, led to the isolation of stigmasterol, lupeol, three rotenoids, 6a,12a-dehydrotoxicarol, dehydrodeguelin, 12-deoxo-12α-acetoxyelliptone and the isoflavone, 4-O-methylderrone. All compounds were isolated by sequential chromatography and characterized by NMR and MS spectral data. The flavonoids are reported for the first time from D. heyneana.


Derris heyneana, Fabaceae, Flavonoids

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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