6'-O-coumaroylaloesin from Aloe castanea - A taxonomic marker for Aloe section Anguialoe

Fanie R. Van Heerden, Alvaro M. Viljoen, Ben Erik Van Wyk

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The structure of 6'-O-coumaroylaloesin [2-acetonyl-8-(6-O-coumaroyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl)-7-hydroxy-5-methylchromone] , a mono-ester chromone derivative in which only the 6-position of the glucosyl moiety is esterified, was determined by spectroscopic methods. The compound is a unique chemotaxonomic character restricted to the six species in Aloe section Anguialoe. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2000


  • 6'-O-Coumaroylaloesin
  • Aloe castanea
  • Anguialoe
  • Asphodelaceae
  • Chemotaxonomy
  • Chromone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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