Chemical constituents fromErythrina droogmansiana (Fabaceae), radical scavenging and antibacterial potential of some extracts and compoundsAuthor(s): Talla Emmanuel, Yaya GbawengAbel JoÃÂ«l, Mokale Kognou Aristide Laurel, Abdou Jean Pierre, Tchinda Alembert, Michel Frederich, Mbafor Tanyi Joseph
A new ceramide, droogmansiamide (1), was isolated from methanolic extract of roots wood of Erythrina droogmansiana, with eight known compounds namely 3-(3Â,4Â-methylenedioxyphenyl)-2,3-epoxypropanol (2), erythrinasinate A (3), erythrinasinate B (4), abyssinone-IV-4'- methylether (5), erythrabyssin (6), phaseollidin (7), 4Â- methoxylicoflavanone (8) and abyssinone-V-4'-methylether (9) respectively from methanolic extract of roots wood and EtOAc extract of roots bark of the same plant. Their structures were elucidated using spectroscopic methods (MS, NMR and IR) and by comparison with some data found in literature. Free radical scavenging (DPPH) and antibacterial potentials of extracts and compounds were also evaluated in this work. For radical scavenging, results showed that it is phaseollidin (7) which is responsible of radical scavenging potential in the ethyl acetate extract of roots barks with value of 1.31 mg/ml; for antibacterial, one of the tested compounds abyssinone-IV-4'-methylether (5) exhibited antibacterial activities against two strains: Providencia stuartiiATCC 29916 and Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC 13048 with MIC values of 25µg/ml.