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CAS number 67777-61-1 YesY
PubChem 128913
ChemSpider 114232
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Molecular formula C11H6O3
Molar mass 186.16 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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Furanochromone is a chemical compound which is a derivative of chromone (1,4-benzopyrone) and furan.[1]

Some chemical derivatives of furanochromone show strong interaction with DNA.[2] Furanochromones can be produced in callus cultures of Ammi visnaga[3] or in Pimpinella monoica.[4]


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  2. ^ Niccolai, Neri; Bovalini, Lucia; Martelli, Paola (1986). "The mechanisms of interaction between furanochromones and dna". Biophysical Chemistry 24 (3): 217–20. doi:10.1016/0301-4622(86)85027-X. PMID 3768467. 
  3. ^ Krolicka A., Staniszewska I., Malinski E., Szafranek J. and Łojkowska E. (2003). "Stimulation of furanochromone accumulation in callus cultures of Ammi visnaga L. by addition of elicitors". Pharmazie 58 (8): 590–592. PMID 12967041. 
  4. ^ D. L. Luthria and A. Banerji (1994). "Biosynthesis of furanochromones in Pimpinella monoica". Journal of Chemical Sciences 106 (5): 1149–1156. doi:10.1007/BF02841922.