Hesperetin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Hesperetin Properties


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Hesperetin belongs to the flavanone class of flavonoids.Hesperetin in the form of its glycoside hesperidin, is the predominant flavonoid in lemons and oranges.It is a cholesterol lowering flavanoid found in a number of citrus juices.It appears to reduce cholesteryl ester mass and inhibit apoB secretion by up to 80%.It may have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, hypolipidemic,vasoprotective and anticarcinogenic actions.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Beige to light brown crystalline solid
Boiling Point 586.2 °C
CAS Number 520-33-2
Density 1.458 g/cm3
EINECS Number 208-290-2
IUPAC Name (S)-2,3-Dihydro-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
InChI 1S/C16H14O6/c1-21-13-3-2-8(4-10(13)18)14-7-12(20)16-11(19)5-9(17)6-15(16)22-14/h2-6,14,17-19H,7H2,1H3/t14-/m0/s1
Melting Point 226-228 °C
Molar Mass 302.27 g/mol
Molecular Formula C16H14O6
Synonyms 3,5,7-Trihydroxy-4-Methoxyflavanone; (-)-Hesperetin;4'-Methoxy-3',5,7-trihydroxyflavanone