Research and Development in Betulin and Betulinic Acid Derived Triterpenoids

Author(s): Wei Shi, Ning Tang, Weidong Yan

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry

Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 2014

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Betulin, betulinic acid and their derived compounds are important pentacyclic lupane-type triterpenoids and exhibit diversified pharmacological activities like anti-HIV, antitumor, antimycotic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities. Many new methods for the synthesis of potentially valuable betulin derived triterpenoids with potent bioactivity have been largely reported in the past few years. In this review, we will present the progress made on the synthesis of novel structural triterpenoids with excellent chemical or biological activity that have appeared from 2006 to 2012.

Keywords: Betulin, betulinic acid, heterocyclic derivatives, biological activity, synthetic method.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 15 September, 2014
Page: [343 - 354]
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.2174/1570193X1103140915112124
Price: $65

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