Overview

  • Product name

    Epicatechin, Flavonoid
  • Description

    Flavonoid with multiple biological effects
  • Biological description

    Flavonoid. Displays multiple biological effects including antioxidant, antinociceptive, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory and antineoplastic effects.
  • Purity

    > 99%
  • CAS Number

    490-46-0
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    (2R,3R)-2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-3,5,7-triol
  • Molecular weight

    290.27
  • Molecular formula

    C15H14O6
  • PubChem identifier

    72276
  • Storage instructions

    Store at +4°C. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in DMSO to 100 mM
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • SMILES

    Oc1ccc(cc1O)[C@H]2Oc3cc(O)cc(O)c3C[C@H]2O
  • Source

    Camellia sinensis

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Rozza AL  et al. Morphologic and pharmacological investigations in the epicatechin gastroprotective effect. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012:708156 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22666296) »
  • Lopes Lda S  et al. Mechanisms of the antinociceptive action of (-) Epicatechin obtained from the hydroalcoholic fraction of Combretum leprosum Mart & Eic in rodents. J Biomed Sci 19:68 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22830928) »
  • Yamazaki KG  et al. Effects of (-)-epicatechin on myocardial infarct size and left ventricular remodeling after permanent coronary occlusion. J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2869-76 (2010). Read more (PubMed: 20579545) »

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