Phenolics of Moringa oleifera leaves

Nat Prod Res. 2007 Jan;21(1):56-68. doi: 10.1080/14786410601035811.


Five flavonol glycosides characterised as kaempferide 3-O-(2'',3''-diacetylglucoside), kaempferide 3-O-(2''-O-galloylrhamnoside), kaempferide 3-O-(2''-O-galloylrutinoside)-7-O-alpha-rhamnoside, kaempferol 3-O-[beta-glucosyl-(1 --> 2)]-[alpha-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 6)]-beta-glucoside-7-O-alpha-rhamnoside and kaempferol 3-O-[alpha-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 2)]-[alpha-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 4)]-beta-glucoside-7-O-alpha-rhamnoside together with benzoic acid 4-O-beta-glucoside, benzoic acid 4-O-alpha-rhamnosyl-(1 --> 2)-beta-glucoside and benzaldehyde 4-O-beta-glucoside have been isolated from methanolic extract of Moringa oleifera leaves. Also obtained from the same extract were known compounds, kaempferol 3-O-alpha-rhamnoside, kaempferol, syringic acid, gallic acid, rutin and quercetin 3-O-beta-glucoside. Their structures were determined using spectroscopic methods as well as comparison with data from known compounds.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Flavonols / chemistry
  • Flavonols / isolation & purification*
  • Glycosides / chemistry
  • Glycosides / isolation & purification*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Molecular Structure
  • Moringa / chemistry*
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Plant Leaves / chemistry
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry*
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Fast Atom Bombardment
  • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet
  • Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared


  • Flavonols
  • Glycosides