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Prodelphinidin is a name for the polymeric tannins composed of gallocatechin.[1][2][3] It yields delphinidin during depolymerisation under oxidative conditions.

Prodelphinidins can be found in Cistus salviifolius.[4] Gallocatechin-(4→8)-catechin (prodelphinidin B3), gallocatechin-(4→8)-gallocatechin and catechin-(4→8)-gallocatechin can be found in the pomegranate peels.[5] Prodelphinidin B-2 3'-O-gallate can be found in green tea leaves[6] and prodelphinidin B-2 3,3'-di-O-gallate can be found in Myrica rubra.[7]

Prodelphinidin B3 (gallocatechin-(4α→8)-catechin) and prodelphinidin B9 (epigallocatechin-(4α→8)-catechin) can be isolated in beer.[8][9] Prodelphinidin C2 (gallocatechin-(4α→8)-gallocatechin-(4α→8)-catechin) can be isolated in malt.[10]

The A-type proanthocyanidin epigallocatechin-(2β→7,4β→8)-epicatechin can be found in the leaves of Dioclea lasiophylla,[11]

See also[edit]

  • Crofelemer, a complex mixture of procyanidins and prodelphinidins from the latex of the South American tree Croton lechleri (locally called Sangre de Grado or Sangre de Drago)


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  9. ^ Phenolic Compounds in Beer. Clarissa Gerhäuser and Hans Becker, Beer in Health and Disease Prevention, 2009 (article)
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