Recent Progress in the Synthesis of Naturally Occurring Triterpenoid Saponins

Author(s): Charles Gauthier, Jean Legault, Andre Pichette

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry

Volume 6 , Issue 4 , 2009

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This short review describes the recently reported semi- and total syntheses of naturally occurring triterpenoid saponins. Accent is placed on natural monodesmosidic and bidesmosidic saponins of the oleanane- and lupane-type that possess potent pharmacological properties including cytotoxic and antitumor activities.

Keywords: Natural products, Saponins, Triterpenes, Chemical synthesis, Cytotoxic, Anticancer

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Year: 2009
Page: [321 - 344]
Pages: 24
DOI: 10.2174/157019309789371541
Price: $65

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