Auraptene

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Auraptene
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Identifiers
CAS number 495-02-3 N
PubChem 1550607
ChemSpider 1267148 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL307341 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C19H22O3
Molar mass 298.38 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Auraptene is a natural bioactive monoterpene coumarin ether. It was first isolated from members of the genus Citrus.

Auraptene has shown a remarkable effect in the prevention of degenerative diseases. Many studies have reported the effect of auraptene as a chemopreventative agent against cancers of liver, skin, tongue, esophagus, and colon in rodent models.[1] The effect in humans is not yet known.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curini, M., Carvotto, G., Epifano, F. and Giannone, G. "Chemistry and Biological Activity of Natural and Synthetic Prenyloxycoumarins"(2006). Current Medicinal Chemistry, 13, 199-222.