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CAS number 20362-31-6 N
PubChem 100528
ChemSpider 90827 YesY
MeSH arctigenin
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Molecular formula C27H34O11
Molar mass 534.55 g mol−1
Melting point 110–112 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Arctiin is a lignan found in many plants of the Asteraceae family, particularly the greater burdock (Arctium lappa) and Centaurea imperialis, and in Trachelospermum asiaticum, Saussurea heteromalla.,[1] and Forsythia viridissima.[2] It is the glucoside of arctigenin.

Arctiin and arctigenin have shown anticancer effects.


  1. ^ Arvind Saklani; Manas Ranjan Sahoo; Prabhu Dutt Mishra; Ram Vishwakarma (2010). Indian Journal of Chemistry 50B. India: NISCAIR-CSIR. p. 624. ISSN 0975-0983.  Retrieved on April 25, 2011.
  2. ^ David J. Triggle; C. R. Ganellin; F. MacDonald (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents 1. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. p. 172. ISBN 0-412-46630-9.  Retrieved on September 14, 2008 through Google Book Search.

External links[edit]

  • Arctiin entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".