Galloylated flavonol rhamnosides from the leaves of Calliandra tergemina with antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Elaine Wan Ling Chan, Alexander I. Gray, John O. Igoli, Sui Mae Lee, Joo Kheng Goh

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Galloylated flavonol rhamnosides identified as kaempferol-3-O-(2″,3″,4″-tri-O-galloyl)-α-l-rhamnopyranoside, quercetin-3-O-(3″,4″-di-O-galloyl)-α-l-rhamnopyranoside, and quercetin-3-O-(2″,3″,4″-tri-O-galloyl)-α-l-rhamnopyranoside, together with five known galloylated and non-galloylated flavonol rhamnosides, were isolated from leaves of Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth. Their structures were established using spectroscopic methods and their antibacterial activities against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were evaluated by a microdilution method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014


  • Antimicrobial
  • Calliandra tergemina
  • Flavonol rhamnosides
  • Leguminosae
  • Methicillin-resistant
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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