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Quercetin Properties


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Quercetin, a flavonol, is a plant-derived flavonoid found in fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains. It also may be used as an ingredient in supplements, beverages or foods. From in vitro studies, quercetin has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting both synthesis and release of histamine and other allergic/inflammatory mediators. In addition, it may have antioxidant activity and vitamin C-sparing action.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow to greenish yellow crystalline powder
CAS Number 117-39-5
Density 1.799 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-187-1
IUPAC Name 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-4H-chromen-4-one
InChI 1S/C15H10O7/c16-7-4-10(19)12-11(5-7)22-15(14(21)13(12)20)6-1-2-8(17)9(18)3-6/h1-5,16-19,21H
Melting Point 316 °C
Molar Mass 302.236 g/mol
Molecular Formula C15H10O7
RTECS Number LK8750000
Solubility <0.1 g/100 ml
Synonyms Sophoretin;Meletin;Quercetine;Xanthaurine;Quercetol;Quercitin;Quertine;Flavin Meletin3,3',4',5,7-Pentahydroxyflavone;Natural Yellow 10
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