Publication Type:

Journal Article


Phytochemistry, Elsevier, Volume 27, Number 11, p.3637–3640 (1988)



2D NMR spectroscopy, Atalantia racemosa, atalantoflavone, biogenesis, racemoflavone, Rutaceae, sonochemical methylation, synthesis


A re-examination of the aerial parts of the plant Atalantia racemosa led to the isolation of two new pyranoflavones, namely atalantoflavone [8,8-dimethyl-5-hydroxy-2-(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4H,8H-benzo-(1,2-b: 3, 4-b′) dipyran-4-one] and racemoflavone [8,8-dimethyl-5-hydroxy-2-(4′-hydroxy-3′-methoxyphenyl)-4H,8H-benzo (1,2-b: 3,4-b′) dipyran-4-one]. The structures have been confirmed by the synthesis of methyl ethers of atalantoflavone and racemoflavone. Besides the pyranoflavones, seven biogenetically related coumarin derivatives namely, xanthyletin, luvangetin, recemosin, xanthotoxin, umbelliferone, rutarin, rutaretin and a triterpene, friedelin have been isolated.

Cite this Research Publication

A. Banerji, Luthria, D. L., and Prabhu, B. R., “Prenylated compounds from Atalantia racemosa: isolation and synthesis of two pyranoflavones”, Phytochemistry, vol. 27, pp. 3637–3640, 1988.