Catechin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Catechin Properties


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Catechin is a natural phenol antioxidant plant secondary metabolite. The term catechins is also commonly used to refer to the related family of flavonoids and the subgroup flavan-3-ols. It has been suggested that (+)-catechin could be used as a scavenger for indoor air pollutents such as volatile organic compounds to adapt for instance as filters to air conditioners or to air purifiers.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless solid
CAS Number 7295-85-4
EINECS Number 230-731-2
IUPAC Name (2R,3S)-2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromene-3,5,7-triol
InChI 1S/C15H14O6/c16-8-4-11(18)9-6-13(20)15(21-14(9)5-8)7-1-2-10(17)12(19)3-7/h1-5,13,15-20H,6H2/t13-,15+/m0/s1
Melting Point 175–177 °C
Molar Mass 290.26 g/mol
Molecular Formula C15H14O6
Synonyms Catechol;Cianidanol;Cyanidanol;(+)-Catechin;D-Catechin;Catechinic Acid;Catechuic Acid;Cianidol;Dexcyanidanol;(2R,3S)-Catechin;2,3-trans-Catechin;3,3',4',5,7–Flavanpentol 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