Isolation of Hederagenin and its Saponin from Alfalfa Medicago Sativa

S. Shany, B. Gestetner, Yehudith Birk, A. Bondi, I. Kirson

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A sapogenin isolated from the acid hydrolysates of roots or tops of alfalfa Medicago sativa has properties and constants identical to those of hederagenin. The corresponding saponin was isolated from a mixture of alfalfa saponins by successive chromatography on Al2 O3 and DEAE‐Sephadex columns. Upon acid hydrolysis it yields glucose, arabinose and hederagenin, similarly to the saponin isolated from Hedera helix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-884
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1972
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Chemistry


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