Extraction of the roots of Ximenia americana gave 3-olean-12-enyl palmitate (1). The structure of 1 was assigned on the basis of its spectral data and chemical hydrolysis. Compound 1 and its hydrolysis product 3β-hydroxy-olean-12-ene (2). unlike oleanolic acid (3), are inactive in the brine shrimp lethality assay.
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