Studies of the Taxine From the Needles of the Moroccan Yew

Hind Chakchak1,*, Hamid Zineddine2 and Aziz Chaouch3

1Centre National Pour la Researche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST), UATRS, Rabat, Morocco

2Faculté des Sciences, Universite Moulay Ismail, Meknès, Morocco

3Faculté des Sciences, Universite Ibn Tofail, Kénitra, Morocco

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The taxine, alkaloids precursor of the taxol, have been isolated from the needles of the Moroccan yew (Taxus baccata) and characterized through the use of high performance liquid chromatography. The taxine B, isotaxine B and taxoide basique 2-deacetyltaxine A were identified by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.


Taxus baccata, Taxine, Extract, HPLC, GC/MS.

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  • Asian J. Chem. /
  •  2012 /
  •  24(9) /
  •  pp 3805-3808