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Chemical structure of Rhododendrin
CAS number 497-78-9
PubChem 442538
ChemSpider 390960
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Molecular formula C16H24O7
Molar mass 328.36 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Rhododendrin is an arylbutanoid glycoside and a phenylpropanoid, a type of natural phenols. It can be found in the leaves of Rhododendron aureum[1] or in Cistus salviifolius.[2]

It shows analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kim, M. H.; Nugroho, A.; Choi, J.; Park, J. H.; Park, H. J. (2011). "Rhododendrin, an analgesic/anti-inflammatory arylbutanoid glycoside, from the leaves of Rhododendron aureum". Archives of Pharmacal Research 34 (6): 971–978. doi:10.1007/s12272-011-0614-1. PMID 21725818.  edit
  2. ^ Danne, A.; Petereit, F.; Nahrstedt, A. (1994). "Flavan-3-ols, prodelphinidins and further polyphenols from Cistus salvifolius". Phytochemistry 37 (2): 533–538. doi:10.1016/0031-9422(94)85094-1. PMID 7765630.  edit