Azadirachtin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Azadirachtin Properties


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Azadirachtin, a chemical compound belonging to the limonoid group, is a secondary metabolite present in neem seeds. It is a highly oxidized tetranortriterpenoid which boasts a plethora of oxygen functionality, comprising an enol ether, acetal, hemiacetal, and tetra-substituted oxirane as well as a variety of carboxylic esters.Azadirachtin works especially well to protect plants from defoliation with out affecting beneficial pollinating insects.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 792.41 °C
CAS Number 11141-17-6
Density 1.51 g/cm3
IUPAC Name Dimethyl (2aR,3S,4S,4aR,5S,7aS,8S,10R,10aS,10bR)- 10- acetoxy- 3,5- dihydroxy- 4- [(1aR,2S,3aS,6aS,7S,7aS)- 6a- hydroxy- 7a- methyl- 3a,6a,7,7a- tetrahydro- 2,7- methanofuro[2,3- b]oxireno[e]oxepin- 1a(2H)- yl]- 4- methyl- 8- {[(2E)- 2- methylbut- 2- enoyl]oxy}octahydro- 1H- naphtho[1,8a- c:4,5- b'c']difuran- 5,10a(8H)- dicarboxylate
InChI 1S/C35H44O16/c1-8-15(2)24(38)49-18-12-19(48-16(3)36)32(26(39)43-6)13-46-21-22(32)31(18)14-47-34(42,27(40)44-7)25(31)29(4,23(21)37)35-20-11-17(30(35,5)51-35)33(41)9-10-45-28(33)50-20/h8-10,17-23,25,28,37,41-42H,11-14H2,1-7H3/b15-8-/t17?,18?,19-,20+,21?,22?,23-,25?,28-,29-,30+,31?,32+,33?,34?,35+/m1/s1
Melting Point 159 °C
Molar Mass 720.72 g/mol
Molecular Formula C35H44O16
Synonyms Azadirachtin A uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X