Morindin

Morindin

Morindin, whose term in the official IUPAC nomenclature is: 1,5-dihydroxy-2-methyl-6 – {[(2S, 3R, 4S, 5S, 6R) -3,4,5-trihydroxy-6 – ({ [(2S, 3R, 4S, 5R) -3, 4,5-trihydroxyxan-2-yl] oxy} methyl) oxan-2-yl] oxy} anthracene-9,10-dione, is an anthraquinone glycoside with brute formula or molecular: C26H28O14.
Morindin is present in several species of Morinda, in particular Morninda tinctoria (Indian mulberry) and Morinda citrifolia (noni).
The structure and formula of morindine were first determined by Thomas Edward Thorpe and T. H. Greenall in 1887.
Morindina is extracted in nature, in particular, from the root bark of both Morninda tinctoria and Morinda citrifolia
From a physical point of view, morindin appears as a yellow crystalline substance.
From the chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis of morindine, its bright red aglycone, morindone, is obtained.

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