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Apigenin Properties


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Apigenin is a flavone that is the aglycone of several glycosides. It has been used to dye wool. It is commonly recognised as to mediate at least part of the chemopreventive action of vegetables and fruits in the cancerous process. It is a potent inhibitor of CYP2C9, an enzyme responsible for the metabolism of many pharmaceutical drugs in the body.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow crystalline solid
CAS Number 520-36-5
Density 1.548 g/cm3
EINECS Number 208-292-3
IUPAC Name 5,7-Dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
InChI 1S/C15H10O5/c16-9-3-1-8(2-4-9)13-7-12(19)15-11(18)5-10(17)6-14(15)20-13/h1-7,16-18H
Melting Point 345-350 °C
Molar Mass 270.24 g/mol
Molecular Formula C15H10O5
RTECS Number LK9276000
Synonyms Apigenine;Chamomile;Apigenol;Spigenin;Versulin;4',5,7-Trihydroxyflavone;C.I. Natural Yellow 1
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