Isolation and structure elucidation of triterpenes from inflorecence of banana (Musa balbisiana cv. Saba)

Thien, Hoe Seng and Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan, and Chye, Fook Yee and Takashi Kamada, and Mohd Ismail Abdullah, (2016) Isolation and structure elucidation of triterpenes from inflorecence of banana (Musa balbisiana cv. Saba). International Food Research Journal, 23 (2). pp. 866-872. ISSN 1985-4668


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The study aimed to isolate and elucidate the chemical compounds that are found in banana (Musa balbisiana cv. Saba) inflorescences. Banana inflorescence buds were extracted using methanol and the resulted methanolic extract was partitioned using chloroform, ethyl acetate and butanol against deionized water. The chloroform partition was further separated into fractions using column chromatography assisted by thin layer chromatography. The structure elucidation was performed using nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry (NMR). Three triterpenes were isolated namely 31-norcyclolaudenone (1), cycloartenol (2) and (24R)-4a,24- trimethyl-5a-cholesta-8,25(27)-dien-3b-ol (3). This is the first report on the isolation of these triterpenes from Musa balbisiana inflorescence. The discovery of new triterpenes from banana inflorescence should be further explored to open a new perspective that banana by-products might serve as new source of natural products for food and pharmaceutical applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Banana by-product, Inflorescence. Triterpenes, NM
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368-456 Food processing and manufacture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 05:25
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 06:35

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