Planta Med
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-114426
Original Papers
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Three New Abietane-Type Diterpenoids from Plectranthus africanus and Their Antibacterial Activities

Raïssa T. Nzogong1, Blaise K. Nganou1, Alex T. Tedonkeu1, Maurice D. Awouafack1, 2, Mathieu Tene1, Takuya Ito2, Pierre Tane1, Hiroyuki Morita2
  • 1Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon
  • 2Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan
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Publication History

received 27 April 2017
revised 04 June 2017

accepted 18 June 2017

Publication Date:
29 June 2017 (eFirst)


Three new abietane-type diterpenoids, plectranthroyleanones A – C (1 – 3), together with five known compounds (4 – 8) were isolated from the methanol extract of the whole plant of Plectranthus africanus using column chromatography techniques. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated using a combination of 1D and 2D NMR and HRESIMS analyses. Compound 1 exhibited weak activities with minimal inhibitory concentration values of 75 µg/mL against gram-positive bacteria, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus, and 150 µg/mL against two gram-negative bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae, respectively, while 2 and 3 had moderate antibacterial activity against K. pneumoniae with a minimal inhibitory concentration value of 37.5 µg/mL.

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