Auraptene

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Auraptene
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Names
IUPAC name
7-((E)-3, 7-Dimethylocta-2, 6-dienyloxy)-2H-chromen-2-one
Other names
Aurapten
7-Geranyloxycoumarin
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
Properties
C19H22O3
Molar mass 298.376 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, 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.