Eugenin

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Eugenin
Chemical structure of eugenin
Names
IUPAC name
5-Hydroxy-7-methoxy-2-methylchromen-4-one
Other names
5-Hydroxy-7-methoxy-2-methylchromone
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
Properties
C11H10O4
Molar mass 206.20 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Eugenin is a chromone derivative, a phenolic compound found in cloves. It is also one of the compounds responsible for bitterness in carrots.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Czepa, A; Hofmann, T (2003). "Structural and sensory characterization of compounds contributing to the bitter off-taste of carrots (Daucus carota L.) and carrot puree". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51 (13): 3865–73. doi:10.1021/jf034085+. PMID 12797757.
  2. ^ Hauser, D.; Zardin, Therese (1972). "Isolation of 6-hydroxymethyl-eugenin from Chaetomium minutum". Experientia. 28 (9): 1114. doi:10.1007/BF01918708. PMID 4579107.