Plant Diversity ›› 2002, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (04): 1-3.

• Articles •    

A New Steroidal Saponin from Fermented Leaves of Agave americana*

JIn Jian-Ming,LIU xi-kui, YANG Chong-Ren**   

  1. state key Laboratory of phytochemistry and plant Resources in West China, kunming lnstitute of Botany, chinese Academy of Sciences, kunming 650204,china
  • Online:2002-08-25 Published:2002-08-25

Abstract: A new steroidal saponin and two known steroidal compounds were isolated fermented leaves of Agaue americana .The structufe of the new steroidal saponin was elucidated as tigogenin 3-0-a-L-rham-nopyranosyl-(1→3)-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-]β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)-β-D-giucopyranoside dy spectroscopic data and chemical method .

Key words: Agaue americaana, steroidal saponins