Extractives from the Meliaceae and Icacinaceae.
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The wood, leaf and seed extracts of Apodytes dimidiata, Turraea floribunda and Turraea obtusifolia were examined. Two new limonoids belonging to the Toonafolin group were isolated from the seeds, two known havanensin-type limonoids were isolated from the leaves and both stigmasterol and sitosterol were isolated from the wood of Turraeafloribunda. Sitosterol as well as a limonoid which could not be characterised were isolated from the seeds, phytol, melianone and a protolimonoid similar to sapelin-F were isolated from the leaves and three protolimonoids: melianodiol, melianotriol and 7,8-dihydroturraeanthin 3-acetate were isolated from the wood of Turraea obtusifolia. An ester was isolated from the seeds of Apodytes dimidiata. Appropriate reactions were performed, where possible, on the compounds isolated.