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Biochanin A Properties

Biochanin A

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Description

 

Biochanin A is an O-methylated isoflavone. It is a natural organic compound in the class of phytochemicals known as flavonoids. It can be found in red clover in soy, in alfalfa sprouts, in peanuts, in chickpea and in other legumes. It is classified as a phytoestrogen and has putative benefits in dietary cancer prophylaxis.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellowish powder
CAS Number 491-80-5
ChEBI 17574
Density 1.42 g/cm3
EINECS Number 207-744-7
IUPAC Name 5,7-Dihydroxy-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)chromen-4-one
InChI 1S/C16H12O5/c1-20-11-4-2-9(3-5-11)12-8-21-14-7-10(17)6-13(18)15(14)16(12)19/h2-8,17-18H,1H3
InChIKey WUADCCWRTIWANL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Melting Point 210-213 °C
Molar Mass 284.26 g/mol
Molecular Formula C16H12O5
Synonyms Biochanin;4'-Methylgenistein;Olmelin;Biochanine A;Biochanin-A;Genistein 4-methyl ether;5,7-Dihydroxy-4'-methoxyisoflavone