Glycyrrhizin

Glycyrrhizin
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Chemical FormulaC42H62O16
Molecular weight822.942 g/mol
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Traditional NameGlycyrrhizin
CAS Registry Number1405-86-3

 

Glycyrrhizin (or glycyrrhizic acid or glycyrrhizinic acid) is the chief sweet-tasting constituent of Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) root. Structurally, it is a saponin used as an emulsifier and gel-forming agent in foodstuffs and cosmetics. Its aglycone is enoxolone assessed as a prodrug used in Japan to reduce the risk of liver cancer in people with chronic hepatitis C.

 

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