Triterpenes are phytochemicals built with 6 isoprene units and have usually a 4 or 5 fused rings structure, Biosynthetically issued from squalene, they may exist as free molecules or linked with a glycosidic part as saponins. They have many interesting biological activity: anti-inflammatory, hepato-protective, anti-hyperlipidemic properties and anti-tumor promotion effect. Our triterpene reference materials are classified here according to their hydrocarbon blackbone: ursane, oleanane, lupane, lanostane, cucurbitane, ...
Two groups of substances: Boswellic Acids and Ginsenosides are considered as active ingredients and quality and species makers of Boswellia and Ginseng based herbal products. We offer a complete set of these triterpene standards quite important in health applications.
Cardioglycoside is a particular class with strong toxic or pharmacologic effects, some have been developped as drugs.
Triterpenoic glycoalkaloids, like tomatine, chaconine or solanine analytical standards, are classified in our Triterpenoid Alkaloid standards familly.