Thursday, 20 August 2015

Vitexin - MSc Chemistry: Subject- Chemistry of Natural Products

VITEXIN

Vitexin is a naturally occuring compound of FLAVONOID family and also known as Apigenin Flavone Glucoside or Apigenin-8-C-glucoside. Vitexin have Molecular weight of about 432.38 gm/mole with molecular formula C21H20O10.
 Vitexin (Apigenin Flavone Glucoside or Apigenin-8-C-glucoside ) is obtained from Passion flower, Chaste tree and also present in Phyllostachys Nigra Bamboo Leaves and also found in many other plant or special parts of plants. Vitexin inhibits Thyroid Peroxidase enzyme. Other similar compound like vitexin is Isovitexin which is apigenin-6-C-glucoside while vitexin is apigenin-8-C-glucoside. Vitexin should be stored in desiccator.

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