Desmethoxyyangonin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Desmethoxyyangonin Properties


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Desmethoxyyangonin is one of the six major kavalactones found in the Piper methysticum plant(kava). It is a reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase B. It is able to increase dopamine levels in the nucleus accumbens. This may be the reason for the euphoria from Kava consumption.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 1952-41-6
Density 1.18g/cm3
IUPAC Name 4-Methoxy-6-[(E)-2-phenylethenyl]-2H-pyran-2-one
InChI 1S/C14H12O3/c1-16-13-9-12(17-14(15)10-13)8-7-11-5-3-2-4-6-11/h2-10H,1H3/b8-7+
Molar Mass 228.24 g/mol
Molecular Formula C14H12O3
Synonyms 5,6-Dehydrokawain;4-Methoxy-6-[(E)-2-phenylvinyl]-2-pyranone;2H-Pyran-2-one,4-methoxy-6-(2-phenylethenyl)-