Theaflavin

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Theaflavin
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Names
IUPAC name
3,4,5-Trihydroxy-1,8-bis[(2R,3R)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-2-chromanyl]-6-benzo[7]annulenone
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Properties
C29H24O12
Molar mass 564.499 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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Theaflavin (TF) and its derivatives, known collectively as theaflavins, are antioxidant polyphenols that are formed from the condensation of flavan-3-ols in tea leaves during the enzymatic oxidation (sometimes erroneously referred to as fermentation) of black tea. Theaflavin-3-gallate, theaflavin-3'-gallate, and theaflavin-3-3'-digallate are the main theaflavins.[1] Theaflavins are types of thearubigins, and are therefore reddish in color. Those molecules contain a tropolone moiety.

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  1. ^ "Theaflavin Effectiveness, Safety, and Drug Interactions on RxList". rxlist.com. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2018.