Beccaridiol, an unusual 28-nortriterpenoid from the leaves of Diplectria beccariana

Dae Sik Jang, Bao Ning Su, Alison D. Pawlus, Young Hwa Kang, Leonardus B.S. Kardono, Soedarsono Riswan, Johar J. Afriastini, Harry H.S. Fong, John M. Pezzuto, A. Douglas Kinghorn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations


A C29-triterpene, beccaridiol (1), a dihydrochalcone natural product, 2′,4′-dihydroxy-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-propiophenone (2), as well as three known compounds, 4′-hydroxy-1′,2′-dihydro-β-ionone, 4′-O-methyldavidigenin (3), and ursolic acid, have been isolated from an EtOAc-soluble extract of the leaves of Diplectria beccariana. Beccaridiol (1) was characterized as an ursane-type 28-nortriterpene possessing an unusual aromatic E-ring by spectroscopic data interpretation. The relative configuration of this unusual isolate was established by analyzing the observed NOESY NMR correlations, and the absolute stereochemistry of 1 was then determined based on the circular dichroism (CD) spectrum of its 2,3-di-p-bromobenzoate (1b) derivative. All isolates were evaluated for their potential cancer chemopreventive properties utilizing a cell culture assay to determine quinone reductase induction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1832-1837
Number of pages6
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006


  • Beccaridiol
  • Circular dichroism
  • Dihydrochalcone
  • Diplectria beccariana
  • Melastomataceae
  • Nortriterpenoid
  • Quinone reductase

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Beccaridiol, an unusual 28-nortriterpenoid from the leaves of Diplectria beccariana'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Jang, D. S., Su, B. N., Pawlus, A. D., Kang, Y. H., Kardono, L. B. S., Riswan, S., Afriastini, J. J., Fong, H. H. S., Pezzuto, J. M., & Kinghorn, A. D. (2006). Beccaridiol, an unusual 28-nortriterpenoid from the leaves of Diplectria beccariana. Phytochemistry, 67(16), 1832-1837.