Further phytochemical analysis of the bulbs of Ornithogalum saundersiae has
yielded two new cytotoxic cholestane triglycosides (1 and 2). The structur
es of these compounds were determined by spectroscopic analysis, including
2D NMR spectroscopic data, and the results of hydrolytic cleavage. Compound
s 1 and 2 and several analogues were evaluated for their cytotoxicity again
st HL-60 cells.