A new feruloyl amide derivative from the fruits of Tribulus terrestris

Nat Prod Res. 2012;26(20):1922-5. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2011.643886. Epub 2011 Dec 8.


A new feruloyl amide derivative, named tribulusamide C, was isolated from the fruits of Tribulus terrestris. Its structure was determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis including IR, 1-D-, 2-D-NMR and HR-ESI-MS. The structure of tribulusamide C was characterised by a unit of pyrrolidine-2,5-dione, which distinguished it from other lignanamides previously isolated from the fruits of T. terrestris.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cinnamates / chemistry
  • Fruit / chemistry*
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization
  • Tribulus / chemistry*


  • Cinnamates
  • tribulusimide C