Esculetin

Esculetin
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Chemical FormulaC9H6O4
Molecular weight178.143 g/mol
Names and Identifiers
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Traditional NameEsculetin, Aesculetin, Dihydroxycoumarin
CAS Registry Number305-01-1

 

Aesculetin (also known as esculetin, 6,7-dihydroxycoumarin and cichorigenin) is a derivative of coumarin. It is a natural lactone that derives from the intramolecular cyclization of a cinnamic acid derivative.

It is present in chicory and in many toxic and medicinal plants, in form of glycosides and caffeic acid conjugates.

 

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