[Studies on chemical constituents from leaves of Cassia alata].

China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica 34(7):861 (2009) PMID 19623982

To isolate and identify chemical constituents of Cassia alata. Compounds were separated and purified by column chromatography with silica gel and Sephadex LH-20, elucidated by spectroscopic methods including 1D and 2D NMR, IR and MS techniques. Twelve compounds were isolated from C. alata, which were identified as chrysoeriol (1), kaempferol (2), quercetin (3), 5,7,4'-trihydroflavanone (4), kaempferol-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (5), kaempferol-3-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-->6)-beta-D-glucopyranoside (6), 17-hydrotetratriacontane (7), n-dotriacontanol (8), n-triacontanol (9), palmitic acid ceryl ester (10), stearic acid (11), palmitic acid (12). Compounds 3-12 were isolated from C. alata for the first time.