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Chemical structure of scopoletin
CAS number 92-61-5 YesY
PubChem 5280460
ChemSpider 4444113 N
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Molecular formula C10H8O4
Molar mass 192.16 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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Scopoletin is a coumarin found in the root of plants in the genus Scopolia like Scopolia carniolica or Scopolia japonica, in chicory, in Artemisia scoparia, in the roots and leaves of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica ), in the passion flower, in Brunfelsia, in Viburnum prunifolium or Kleinhovia hospita. It can also be found in vinegar,[1] some whiskies or in dandelion coffee. A similar coumarin is scoparone.


Scopolin is a glucoside of scopoletin formed by the action of the enzyme, scopoletin glucosyltransferase.


  1. ^ Analysis of polyphenolic compounds of different vinegar samples. Miguel Carrero Gálvez, Carmelo García Barroso and Juan Antonio Pérez-Bustamante, Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuhung und -Forschung A, Volume 199, Number 1, pages 29-31, doi:10.1007/BF01192948