Isolation, X-ray crystal structure and theoretical calculations of the new compound 8-Eepicordatin and identification of others terpenes and steroids from the bark and leaves of Croton palanostigma Klotzsch
phytochemical studies of the bark and leaves of croton palanostigma klotzsch (euphorbiaceae) led to the isolation of a new clerodane diterpene, 8-epicordatin (2), in addition to 12-oxohardwickiic acid methyl ester (3), aparisthman, cordatin (1), ent-trachyloban-18-oic acid, ent-13-epimanoyl oxide, ent-3-oxo-13-epimanoyl oxide, ent-3β-hydroxy-13-epimanoyl oxide, sitosterol, stigmasterol, stigmastan-3-one, 6β-hydroxystigmast-4-en-3-one, 6β-hydroxystigmasta-4,22-dien-3-one, stigmast-4-en-3-one, stigmasta-4,22-dien-3-one, 3-o-acetylaleuritolic acid, 11α-hydroxyurs-12-en-3-one, α-amyrenone, 24-methylenecycloartenone and lupenone. these compounds were isolated using typical phytochemical procedures and the structures were deduced from spectroscopic studies, including 2d nmr experiments. in addition, the crystalline structure of 8-epicordatin (2) was determined by x-ray diffraction. nmr theoretical calculations at the b3pw91/dgdzvp level were used to confirm the assignment of the chemical shifts of the h-7α and h-7β hydrogens of 8-epicordatin.