Dihydrokavain

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Dihydrokavain
Chemical structure of dihydrokavain
Names
IUPAC name
4-methoxy-2-phenethyl-2,3-dihydropyran-6-one
Other names
Dihydrokawain
Marindinin
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
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Properties
C14H16O3
Molar mass 232.27 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

Dihydrokavain is one of the six major kavalactones found in the kava plant.[1] It appears to contribute significantly to the anxiolytic effects of kava, based on a study in chicks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malani, Joji (2002-12-03). "Evaluation of the effects of Kava on the Liver" (PDF). Fiji School of Medicine. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  2. ^ Feltenstein, MW; LC Lambdin; M Ganzera; H Ranjith; W Dharmaratne; NP Nanayakkara; IA Khan; KJ Sufka (March 2003). "Anxiolytic properties of Piper methysticum extract samples and fractions in the chick social-separation-stress procedure.". Phytotherapy Research: PTR. 17 (3): 210–216. doi:10.1002/ptr.1107. PMID 12672148.