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08511

Supelco

Curcumin

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
(E,E)-1,7-bis(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione, Diferuloylmethane, Diferulylmethane, Natural Yellow 3
Linear Formula:
[HOC6H3(OCH3)CH=CHCO]2CH2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
368.38
Colour Index Number:
75300
Beilstein:
2306965
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
E Number:
E100
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

13 (vs air)

assay

≥98.0% (HPLC)

form

powder

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

COc1cc(\C=C\C(=O)CC(=O)\C=C\c2ccc(O)c(OC)c2)ccc1O

InChI

1S/C21H20O6/c1-26-20-11-14(5-9-18(20)24)3-7-16(22)13-17(23)8-4-15-6-10-19(25)21(12-15)27-2/h3-12,24-25H,13H2,1-2H3/b7-3+,8-4+

InChI key

VFLDPWHFBUODDF-FCXRPNKRSA-N

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General description

Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent extracted from the roots of Curcuma longa Linn.

Application

Curcumin may be used as a reference standard for the determination of curcumin in rat plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography method.

Biochem/physiol Actions

A natural phenolic compound. Potent anti-tumor agent having anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Curcumin has been cited as a potential chemopreventive agent, in addition to its chemotherapeutic activity. Induces apoptosis in cancer cells and inhibits phorbol ester-induced protein kinase C (PKC) activity. Reported to inhibit production of inflammatory cytokines by peripheral blood monocytes and alveolar macrophages. Potent inhibitor of EGFR tyrosine kinase and IκB kinase. Inhibits inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cycloxygenase and lipoxygenase. Easily penetrates into the cytoplasm of cells, accumulating in membranous structures such as plasma membrane, endoplasmic reticulum and nuclear envelope.

Packaging

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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Certificate of Origin

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