Characterization and analysis of sesamolinol diglucoside in sesame seeds

Ali A. Moazzami, Rolf E. Andersson, Afaf Kamal-Eldin

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A new lignan glucoside was isolated from defatted sesame seed flour and its structure was established as sesamolinol diglucoside [2-(3-methoxy-4-(O-β- D-glucopyranosyl (1→6)-O-β-D-glucopyranoside)phenoxyl)-6-(3,4- methylenedioxyphenyl)-cis-3,7-dioxabicyclo-(3.3.0)-octane] by mass and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. A quantitative analysis of 65 sesame seed samples showed that this sesamolinol diglucoside ranged from <5 to 232 mg/100 g of seeds (98 ± 57 mg/100 g) with no difference between white and black sesame seeds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1481
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Lignan
  • Pedaliaceae
  • Sesame seed
  • Sesamolinol diglucoside
  • Sesamum indicum L.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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