The Ferulic acid ester from Acacia ataxacantha


  • Augustine Ajibogu Ahmadu Kaduna State University
  • Bilqis Abiola Lawal, Mrs UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN
  • Bilqis Abiola Lawal, Mrs UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN


Acacia ataxacantha, Ferulic acid Protein kinase


From the chloroform extract of the stem bark of Acacia ataxacantha, a ferrulic acid derivative identified as n-tetradecanyl-3-methoxy-4-hydroxy –trans-cinnamate (tetradecanyl ferulate) compound 2 was isolated for the first time from this plant alongside the triterpene lupenol. The structure of compound 2 was confirmed using NMR and MS and is reported here for the first time. Primary activity of the isolated compound against a panel of disease related protein kinases reveal the compound to be in-active.

Author Biographies

Bilqis Abiola Lawal, Mrs, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

Department of Pharmacognosy and drug development.

Bilqis Abiola Lawal, Mrs, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

Department of Pharmacognosy and drug development.


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Ahmadu, A. A., Lawal, B. A., & Lawal, B. A. (2019). The Ferulic acid ester from Acacia ataxacantha. African Journal of Biomedical Research, 22(2), 215 - 218. Retrieved from



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