Isolation and characterization of sclerienone c from scleria striatinux

Kennedy D. Nyongbela, Felix L. Makolo, Thomas R. Hoye, Simon M.N. Efange

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Herein, we report the isolation and characterization of sclerienone C, a novel sesquiterpene isolated from the methylene chloride/methanol (1:1) extract of Scleria striatinux that we have deduced to have structure 1. This medicinal spice of Cameroon has been shown to display antimicrobial and antiplasmodial activities. The isolation and purification involved a combination of methods including silica gel column chromatography, Sephadex LH-20, and semi-prep HPLC separations. Structure elucidation was carried-out by means of spectroscopic analysis and comparison with previously isolated sesquiterpene derivatives from the plant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-6
Number of pages2
JournalNatural Product Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 23 2016


  • Antiplasmodial activity
  • Cyperaceae
  • Scleria striatinux
  • Sesquiterpene isomers


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