Isoflavonoids and a pterocarpan from Gliricidia sepium

H. M T B Herath*, R. S. Dassanayake, A. M A Priyadarshani, Susila De Silva, G. P. Wannigama, Joanne Jamie

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A new isoflavan, 7,4'-dihydroxy-3'-methoxyisoflavan has been isolated from the insecticidally active hot dichloromethane extract of the heartwood of Gliricidia sepium, along with the three other isoflavonoids, isovestitol, formononetin and afrormosin, a pterocarpan, medicarpin and 4-hydroxy-3- methoxy-cinnamaldehyde which are new to this species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Afrormosin
  • Formonone tin
  • Gliricidia sepium
  • Insecticidal activity
  • Isoflavans
  • Isoflavones
  • Isovestitol
  • Leguminosae
  • Medicarpin
  • Pterocarpan
  • Toxicity


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