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Natural Products Chemistry Research Unit / Faculty of Science /University of Dschang


Main building of the Faculty of Science
Zip/Post Code
P O Box 67 Dschang
Research Institution

Personal data

Contact person
Prof. Dr. Maurice Ducret Awouafack, PhD
Role in Organization
Permanent Staff

Main Area of Expertise

NP Drug discovery, NP chemistry
Main facilities and/or core expertise
- GC-MS- FT-IR- Rotative evaporator
Main output/products/publications
(1) Awouafack MD, Kouam SF, Hussain H, Ngamga D, Tane P, Schulz B, Green IR, Krohn K. 2008. Antimicrobial prenylated dihydrochalcones from Eriosema glomerata. Planta Med. 74, 50-54.(2) Awouafack MD, Spiteller P, Lamshöft M, Kusari S, Ivanova B, Tane P, Spiteller M. 2011. Antimicrobial isopropenyl-dihydrofuranoisoflavones from Crotalaria lachnophora. J. Nat. Prod. 74, 272-278.(3) Awouafack MD, Tane P, Eloff JN. 2013. Two new antioxidant flavones from the twigs of Eriosema robustum (Fabaceae). Phytochem. Lett. 6, 62-66.(4) Awouafack MD, McGaw LJ, Gottfried S, Mbouangouere R, Tane P, Spiteller M, Eloff JN. 2013. Antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity of ethanol extract, fractions and eight compounds isolated from Eriosema robustum (Fabaceaea). BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 13, 289.(5) Awouafack MD, Aimaiti S, Tane P, Morita H. 2016. Clerodendrumol, a new triterpenoid from Clerodendrum yaundense Gürke (Lamiaceae). Helv. Chim. Acta 99, 161-164.(6) Awouafack MD, Ito T, Tane P, Kodama T, Tanaka M, Asakawa Y, Morita H. 2016. A new cycloartane-type triterpene and a new eicosanoic acid ester from fruits of Paullinia pinnata L. Phytochem Lett. 15, 220-224. (7) Awouafack MD, Wong CP, Tane P, Morita H. 2018. A new coumaronochromone and a new alkanoyl-dihydrofuranoflavone glycoside from Eriosema robustum (Fabaceae). Pytochem Lett 27, 20-24.(8) Ki D-W, Awouafack MD, Wong CP, Nguyen HM, Thai QM, Nu LHT, Morita H. 2018. Brominated diphenyl ethers including a new tribromoiododiphenyl ether from the Vietnamese marine sponge Arenosclera sp. and their antibacterial activities. Chem Biodiversity 16, e1800593
Fields of interest
Scientific collaboration
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My research interest is focused on the isolation and characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites from natural resources such as medicinal plants, marine sponges, and soil microorganismes. Compounds with potential antimicrobial, antihelminthiques, antiplasmodial, antioxydant and cytotoxic (Cancer cells) activities for drugs discovery.