Extractives From Grand Fir [Abies Grandis (DOUGL.) LINDL.] Bark

I. H. Rogers, D. Grierson

Abstract


The neutral fraction of the petroleum-ether-soluble bark extract contains a homologous series of normal alkanes (C19 to C42), free β-sitosterol, behenyl and lignoceryl alcohols, esters of these three compounds with arachidic, behenic, and lignoceric acids, and a major fraction comprising a mixture of behenyl and lignoceryl ferulates. The triterpene lactones cyclograndisolide and epicyclograndisolide are minor components.

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