Isolation and identification of oligomeric procyanidins from Crataegus leaves and flowers

Ulla Svedström, Heikki Vuorela (Corresponding Author), Risto Kostiainen, Jari Tuominen, Juha Kokkonen, Jussi-Pekka Rauha, Into Laakso, Raimo Hiltunen

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Abstract

Oligomeric procyanidins were isolated from the leaves and flowers of hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata). A trimer, epicatechin-(4β→8)-epicatechin-(4β→6)-epicatechin, and a pentamer consisting of (−)-epicatechin units linked through C-4β/C-8 bonds have been isolated from hawthorn for the first time, in addition to known procyanidins including dimers B-2, B-4 and B-5, trimers C-1 and epicatechin-(4β→6)-epicatechin-(4β→8)-epicatechin, and tetramer D-1.
A fraction containing a hexamer was also found.

Two procyanidins were isolated from hawthorn and identified as an epicatechin trimer with 4β→8 and 4β→6 bonds 6, and an epicatechin pentamer with 4β→8 bonds 9.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-825
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume60
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Crataegus laevigata
  • Rosaceae
  • Hawthorn
  • oligomeric procyanidins
  • condensed tannins

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    Svedström, U., Vuorela, H., Kostiainen, R., Tuominen, J., Kokkonen, J., Rauha, J-P., Laakso, I., & Hiltunen, R. (2002). Isolation and identification of oligomeric procyanidins from Crataegus leaves and flowers. Phytochemistry, 60(8), 821-825. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(02)00172-3