Catalogue number: H288900
Chemical name: Hercynine
Synonyms: α-Carboxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-1H-imidazole-5-ethanaminium Inner Salt; [1-Carboxy-2-imidazol-4(or 5)-ylethyl]trimethylammonium Hydroxide Inner Salt; (1-Carboxy-2-imidazol-4-ylethyl)trimethylammonium Hydroxide Inner Salt; Erzinine; Hercynin; Herzynin
CAS Number: 507-29-9
Possible CAS #: Deleted CAS: 16321-97-4, 138829-15-9
Molecular form.: C₉H₁₅N₃O₂
Appearance: No Data Available
Melting Point: No Data Available
Mol. Weight: 197.23
Storage: No Data Available
Solubility: No Data Available
Stability: No Data Available
Category: No Data Available
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Applications: Hercynine is a precursor of L-(+)-Ergothioneine (E600000); a natural molecule isolated from the rye ergot fungus and later identified in rat erythrocytes and liver and in numerous other animal tissues. Its antioxidizing properties may afford the compound therapeutic potential or it may be used as a food additive or in cosmetics.
Dangerous Goods Info: NA
References: Genghof, D.S., et al.: J. Bacteriol., 95, 340 (1968); Nakamura, T., et al.: Biol. Pharm. Bull., 31, 1580 (2008); Yang, J., et al.: Food Chem., 114, 898 (2009); Grigat, S., et al.: Drug Metab. Disposition, 37, 330 (2009)
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