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Ferruginol Properties


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Ferruginol is a diterpene of the abietane chemical class that has been isolated from the needles of the redwood Sequoia sempervirens. It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, cardioprotective, anti-oxidative, anti-plasmodial and anti-ulcerogenic actions.It induces PC3 cell death via activation of caspases as well as apoptosis-inducing factor.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 514-62-5
ChEBI 725994
Density 0.988g/cm3
IUPAC Name (4bS,8aS)-4b,8,8-Trimethyl-2-propan-2-yl-5,6,7,8a,9,10-hexahydrophenanthren-3-ol
InChI 1S/C20H30O/c1-13(2)15-11-14-7-8-18-19(3,4)9-6-10-20(18,5)16(14)12-17(15)21/h11-13,18,21H,6-10H2,1-5H3/t18-,20+/m0/s1
Molar Mass 286.45 g/mol
Molecular Formula C20H30O
Synonyms 3-Phenanthrenol,4b,5,6,7,8,8a,9,10-octahydro-4b,8,8-trimethyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-, (4bS,8aS)-;Ferruginol
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