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Compound Summary for: CID 969516

Curcumin

Also known as: Diferuloylmethane, Natural yellow 3, Turmeric yellow, Turmeric, Kacha haldi, 458-37-7, Gelbwurz, Curcuma, Haldar
Molecular Formula: C21H20O6   Molecular Weight: 368.3799   InChIKey: VFLDPWHFBUODDF-FCXRPNKRSA-N
A yellow-orange dye obtained from tumeric, the powdered root of CURCUMA longa. It is used in the preparation of curcuma paper and the detection of boron. Curcumin appears to possess a spectrum of pharmacological properties, due primarily to its inhibitory effects on metabolic enzymes.   From: MeSH
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