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Compound Summary for: CID 445154

resveratrol

Also known as: 501-36-0; trans-resveratrol; 3,4',5-Trihydroxystilbene; 3,5,4'-Trihydroxystilbene; Resvida; 3,4',5-Stilbenetriol; (E)-resveratrol
Molecular Formula: C14H12O3   Molecular Weight: 228.24328   InChIKey: LUKBXSAWLPMMSZ-OWOJBTEDSA-N
Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene) is a polyphenolic phytoalexin. It is a stilbenoid, a derivate of stilbene, and is produced in plants with the help of the enzyme stilbene synthase. It exists as two structural isomers: cis-(Z) and trans-(E), with the trans-isomer shown in the top image. The trans- form can undergo isomerisation to the cis- form when heated or exposed to ultraviolet irradiation. In a 2004 issue of Science, Dr. Sinclair of Harvard University said resveratrol is not an easy molecule to protect from oxidation. It has been claimed that it is readily degraded by exposure to light, heat, and oxygen. However, studies find that Trans-resveratrol undergoes negligible oxidation in normal atmosphere at room temperature. [Wikipedia]   From: DrugBank
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