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(±)-Catechin hydrate

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trans-2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-1(2H)-benzopyran-3,5,7-triol, trans-3,3′,4′,5,7-Pentahydroxyflavane
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C15H14O6 · xH2O
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Molecular Weight:
290.27 (anhydrous basis)
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General description

Catechin hydrate, a flavononol, belongs to the class of flavonoids. It is present in abundance in Siberian larch (Larix sibirica) and in silymarin extract of milk thistle seeds. Its potent chemopreventive action by virtue of the regulation of genes through the ARE-dependent pathway has been widely investigated. It also shows potential antioxidant activity against ovarian cancer cell growth, cellular melanogenesis, human breast cancer, etc.
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Catechin hydrate may be used as a reference standard for the determination of the analyte in walnut leaves by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Biochem/physiol Actions

Polyphenolic antioxidant. Used in traditional Chinese medicine.


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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



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HPLC determination of phenolic acids, flavonoids and juglone in walnut leaves
Nour V, et al.
Journal of Chromatographic Science, 51(9) (2013)
T Miyazawa
BioFactors (Oxford, England), 13(1-4), 55-59 (2001-03-10)
Green tea is consumed as a popular beverage in Japan and throughout the world. During the past decade, epidemiological studies have shown that tea catechin intake is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease. In vitro biochemical studies have reported
R Hursel et al.
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 12(7), e573-e581 (2011-03-04)
Different outcomes of the effect of catechin-caffeine mixtures and caffeine-only supplementation on energy expenditure and fat oxidation have been reported in short-term studies. Therefore, a meta-analysis was conducted to elucidate whether catechin-caffeine mixtures and caffeine-only supplementation indeed increase thermogenesis and
Electrochemical, thermodynamic and adsorption studies of (+)-catechin hydrate as natural mild steel corrosion inhibitor in 1 M HCl
Hussin MH and Kassim MJ
International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 6(5), 1396-1414 (2011)
Stéphane Bastianetto et al.
CNS neuroscience & therapeutics, 15(1), 76-83 (2009-02-21)
Various studies have reported on the neuroprotective effects of polyphenols, widely present in food, beverages, and natural products. For example, we have shown that resveratrol, a polyphenol enriched in red wine and other foods such as peanuts, protects hippocampal cells

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