|Molecular weight||290.271 g/mol|
|Names and Identifiers||
|Traditional Name||Catechin, Cianidanol|
|CAS Registry Number||7295-85-4, 18829-70-4|
Catechin is a flavan-3-ol, a type of natural phenol and antioxidant. It is a plants secondary metabolite. It belongs to the group of flavan-3-ols (or simply flavanols), part of the chemical family of flavonoids.
The name of the catechin chemical family derives from catechu, which is the tannic juice or boiled extract of Mimosa catechu.