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Chemical structure of callistephin
IUPAC name
Systematic IUPAC name
5,7-Dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-chromeniumyl β-D-glucopyranoside
Other names
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 433.38 g/mol
UV-vismax) 505 nm[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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Callistephin is an anthocyanin. It is the 3-O-glucoside of pelargonidin.

It is found in pomegranate juice,[2] in strawberries[3] and in purple corn.[4] It is also found in the berry skins of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir grapes (Vitis vinifera L.).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Anthocyanins and Their Variation in Red Wines I. Monomeric Anthocyanins and Their Color Expression. Fei He, Na-Na Liang, Lin Mu, Qiu-Hong Pan, Jun Wang, Malcolm J. Reeves and Chang-Qing Duan, Molecules, 2012, 17, pages 1571-1601, doi:10.3390/molecules17021571
  2. ^ Evolution of juice anthocyanins during ripening of new selected pomegranate (Punica granatum) clones. F. Hernández, P. Melgarejo, F. A. Tomás-Barberán and F. Artés, European Food Research and Technology, November 1999, Volume 210, Issue 1, pages 39-42, doi:10.1007/s002170050529
  3. ^ Mullen, William; Edwards, Christine A.; Serafini, Mauro; Crozier, Alan (2008). "Bioavailability of Pelargonidin-3-O-glucoside and Its Metabolites in Humans Following the Ingestion of Strawberries with and without Cream". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56 (3): 713–9. doi:10.1021/jf072000p. PMID 18211024.
  4. ^ Anthocyanins isolated from purple corn (Zea mays L.). Hiromitsu Aoki, Noriko Kuze and Yoshiaki Kato (article Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine)
  5. ^ Mass-spectrometry evidence confirming the presence of pelargonidin-3-O-glucoside in the berry skins of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir (Vitis vinifera L.). F. HE, J.-J. HE, Q.-H. PAN and C.-Q. DUAN, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, October 2010, Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 464–468, doi:10.1111/j.1755-0238.2010.00107.x