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Empirical formula: C21H20O6
a: 12.688 Å
b: 7.206 Å
c: 19.897 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 95.28 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 1811.48 Å3
Space group: P2/n
Calculated density: 1.351 g/cm3
Z: 4
Temperature: 22.0 °C
Formula weight: 368.386 g/mole
R(F): 0.0490
Common name: Curcumin
Common name: Turmeric
Common name: diferuloylmethane
CSD refcode: BINMEQ01
Keyword: flavor
Keyword: spice
Keyword: medicinal
Short description: Curcumin is found in the root of the turmeric plant Curcuma longa.
IUPAC name: (1E,6E)-1,7-Bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione
Citation of a publication: Y.Ishigami, M.Goto, T.Masuda, Y.Takizawa, S.Suzuki, Shikizai Kyokaishi(Jap.)(J.Japan Soc.Colour Mater.) , 72, 71, 1999
Layman's explanation: Curcumin is an orange-yellow, crystal powder which is insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol. Curcumin is found in the root of the turmeric plant Curcuma longa. The plant originates from south Asia and is widespread throughout India, Malaysia, Ceylon and Japan. It is used for dyeing food, cotton, wool and silk and for coloring oils and waxes. It is also used for preparing curcuma paper, as an analytical reagent. Curcumin is the substance that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow color that is present in many Indian foods. This is also the main active ingredient of the turmeric spice, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric has been used to treat atherosclerosis, cancer, gallbladder disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Recent studies demonstrated that curcumin may also fight multiple sclerosis.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
52015.cif 52015.crt 52015.pdb

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