Vitexin

Vitexin

Vitexin
Identifiers
CAS number 3681-93-4 YesY
PubChem 5280441
ChemSpider 4444098 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:16954 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C21H20O10
Molar mass 432.38 g/mol
Appearance Light yellow powder
Melting point

203–204 °C

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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Vitexin is an apigenin flavone glucoside, a chemical coupound found in the passion flower, Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree or chasteberry) and in the Phyllostachys nigra bamboo leaves.[1] It is also found in the pearl millet (Pennisetum millet).[2] Vitexin is also found in Hawthorn.

Metabolism

Goitrogenicity of millet flavones : Vitexin inhibits thyroid peroxidase thus contributing to goiter.[3][4]

See also

Isovitexin (or homovitexin, saponaretin) is the apigenin-6-C-glucoside.

References

External links

  • Vitexin on RDchemicals.com