Momordenol

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Momordenol
Momordenol.svg
Structure of momordenol
Properties
Molecular formula C
29
H
46
O
2
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Momordenol or 3β-hydroxy-stigmasta-5,14-dien-16-one is a natural chemical compound, a sterol found in the fresh fruit of the bitter melon (Momordica charantia).[1]

The compound is soluble in ethyl acetate and methanol but not in pure chloroform or petrol. It crystallizes as fine needles that melt at 160–161 °C. It was isolated in 1997 by S. Begum and others.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sabira Begum, Mansour Ahmed, Bina S. Siddiqui, Abdullah Khan, Zafar S. Saify, and Mohammed Arif (1997), Triterpenes, A Sterol and a Monocyclic Alcohol From Momordica Charantia. Phytochemistry, volume 44, issue 7, pp. 1313–1320