Momordicinin

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structure of momordicinin.

Momordicinin or 13β,28-epoxy-urs-11-en-3-one is chemical compound, a triterpene with formula C
30
H
46
O
2
, found in the fresh fruit of the bitter melon (Momordica charantia).[1]

The compound is soluble in ethyl acetate and chloroform but not in petrol. It crystallizes as irregular plates that melt at 146−147 °C. It was isolated in 1997 by S. Begum and others.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Sabira Begum, Mansour Ahmed, Bina S. Siddiqui, Abdullah Khan, Zafar S. Saify, and Mohammed Arif (1997), Triterpenes, a serol and a monocyclic alcohol from Momordica charantia. Phytochemistry, volume 44, issue 7, pages 1313-1320