A highly polar saponin mixture from pods of Acacia concinna (Leguminosae) was hydrolyzed with alkali to yield five new triterpenoidal prosapogenols named concinnosides A (6), B (3), C (7), D (4), and E (8), together with four known glycosides, acaciaside (2), julibroside A1 (10), julibroside A3 (9), albiziasaponin C (5), and their aglycone, acacic acid lactone (1). The structures of these new prosapogenols were elucidated based on spectroscopic means. A less polar saponin fraction from the pods gave spinasteryl glucoside and its dihydro derivative.
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