Nimbin (chemical)

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Nimbin
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Names
IUPAC name
Methyl (2R,3aR,4aS,5R,5aR,6R,9aR,10S,10aR)-5-(acetyloxy)-2-(furan-3-yl)-10-(2-methoxy-2-oxoethyl)-1,6,9a,10a-tetramethyl-9-oxo-3,3a,4a,5,5a,6,9,9a,10,10a-decahydro-2H-cyclopenta[b]naphtho[2,3-d]furan-6-carboxylate
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3D model (Jmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.106.899
Properties
C30H36O9
Molar mass 540.61 g·mol−1
Melting point 205 °C (401 °F; 478 K)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Nimbin is a triterpenoid isolated from Neem. Nimbin is thought to be responsible for much of the biological activities of neem oil, and is reported to have anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, fungicidal, antihistamine and antiseptic properties.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Siddiqui, Salimuzzaman (1945). "Utilization of nim oil and its bitter constituents (nimbidin series) in the pharmaceutical industry". Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research. 4: 5–10. 
  2. ^ W. Kraus, "Biologically active ingredients-azadirachtin and other triterpenoids", in: H. Schutterer (Ed.), The Neem Tree Azadirachta indica A. Juss and Other Meliaceous Plants, Weinheim, New York, 1995, p 35-88