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Flavanone skeleton with locants

The flavanones, a type of flavonoids, are various aromatic, colorless ketones derived from flavone that often occur in plants as glycosides.[1][2]

List of flavanones[edit]


The enzyme chalcone isomerase uses a chalcone-like compound to produce a flavanone.

Flavanone 4-reductase is an enzyme that uses (2S)-flavan-4-ol and NADP+ to produce (2S)-flavanone, NADPH, and H+.


Numerous methods exist for the enantioselective chemical and biochemical synthesis of flavanones and related compounds.[3]


  1. ^ "flavanone". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  2. ^ "flavanones", Webster's New World College Dictionary (Fifth ed.), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2014, retrieved 17 July 2017 – via YourDictionary.com
  3. ^ Nibbs, AE; Scheidt, KA (2012). "Asymmetric Methods for the Synthesis of Flavanones, Chromanones, and Azaflavanones". European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2012 (3): 449–462. doi:10.1002/ejoc.201101228. PMC 3412359. PMID 22876166.

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