Epicatechin

Epicatechin
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Chemical FormulaC15H14O6
Molecular weight290.271 g/mol
Names and Identifiers
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Traditional NameEpicatechin, d-Epicatechin
CAS Registry Number35323-91-2

 

Catechin is a flavan-3-ol, a type of natural phenol and antioxidant. It is a plant 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 (Acacia catechu L.f).

 

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