CHEBI:136609 - theaflavin

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ChEBI Name theaflavin
Definition A biflavonoid that is 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzocyclohepten-6-one which is substituted at positions 1 and 8 by (2R,3R)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-2-yl groups. It is the main red pigment in black tea.
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Formula C29H24O12
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 564.495
Monoisotopic Mass 564.12678
InChI InChI=1S/C29H24O12/c30-11-3-17(32)15-8-21(36)28(40-23(15)5-11)10-1-13-14(7-20(35)27(39)25(13)26(38)19(34)2-10)29-22(37)9-16-18(33)4-12(31)6-24(16)41-29/h1-7,21-22,28-33,35-37,39H,8-9H2,(H,34,38)/t21-,22-,28-,29-/m1/s1
SMILES [C@@]1(OC=2C=C(O)C=C(O)C2C[C@H]1O)([H])C3=CC(=O)C(=C4C(=C3)C([C@]5(OC=6C=C(O)C=C(O)C6C[C@H]5O)[H])=CC(O)=C4O)O
Metabolite of Species Details
Camellia sinensis (NCBI:txid4442) Found in leaf (BTO:0000713). See: Tetrahedron, 1973, v29, 125
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): antioxidant
A substance that opposes oxidation or inhibits reactions brought about by dioxygen or peroxides.
A ligand with two or more separate binding sites that can bind to a single metallic central atom, forming a chelate.
Biological Role(s): plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
antibacterial agent
A substance (or active part thereof) that kills or slows the growth of bacteria.
Application(s): radiation protective agent

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Outgoing theaflavin (CHEBI:136609) has role antibacterial agent (CHEBI:33282)
theaflavin (CHEBI:136609) has role antioxidant (CHEBI:22586)
theaflavin (CHEBI:136609) has role chelator (CHEBI:38161)
theaflavin (CHEBI:136609) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
theaflavin (CHEBI:136609) has role radiation protective agent (CHEBI:66987)
theaflavin (CHEBI:136609) is a biflavonoid (CHEBI:50128)
theaflavin (CHEBI:136609) is a polyphenol (CHEBI:26195)
Synonyms Sources
(−)-theaflavin ChEBI
1,8-bis((2R,3R)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-2H-1-benzopyran-2-yl)-3,4,6-trihydroxy-5H-benzocyclohepten-5-one ChemIDplus
1,8-bis(3-α,5,7-trihydroxy-2-α-chromanyl)-5H-benzocyclohepten-5-one ChemIDplus
3,4,5-trihydroxy-1,8-bis[(2R,3R)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-2-yl]-6H-benzo[7]annulen-6-one IUPAC
theaflavine ChemIDplus
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FDB012511 FooDB
HMDB0005788 HMDB
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
25497520 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
4670-05-7 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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15 January 2018