Aesculin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Aesculin Properties


Molecule Structure Image



Aesculin is a glucoside that naturally occurs in the horse chestnut, California Buckeye and in daphnin. It is used in a microbiology laboratory to aid in the identification of bacterial species.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Cream powder
CAS Number 531-75-9
Density 0.791 g/ml
EINECS Number 208-517-5
HS Code 293890900
IUPAC Name 7-Hydroxy-6-{[(2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4,5-trihydroxy- 6-(hydroxymethyl)-2-tetrahydropyranyl]oxy}-2-chromenone
InChI 1S/C15H16O9/c16-5-10-12(19)13(20)14(21)15(24-10)23-9-3-6-1-2-11(18)22-8(6)4-7(9)17/h1-4,10,12-17,19-21H,5H2/t10-,12-,13+,14-,15-/m1/s1
LR Assay 97.5-102.5%
Lab Grade LR
Melting Point 203 °C
Molar Mass 340.282 g/mol
Molecular Formula C15H16O9
RTECS Number DJ3085000
Synonyms Esculetin 6-β-D-glucoside;Esculin;2H-1-Benzopyran-2-one,6-(b-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-7-hydroxy-;Aesculin