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NMR, X-ray analysis, and CD methods are powerful techniques for the study of absolute configuration of bioactive compounds from natural resources. This study presents the results of a joint-study between Vietnam and Taiwan on the bioactive compounds obtained from Vietnamese plants and fungi. Among the tested compounds, hexatenuin A displayed the most significant inhibition of superoxide anion generation and elastase release. These triterpenoids may be used as potential anti-inflammatory agents.