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Luteic acid

Luteic acid

Luteic acid, whose term in the official IUPAC nomenclature is: 3,4,8,9,10-Pentahydroxy-6-oxo-6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-1-carboxylic acid is a phenol of natural origin which can be found in various plants and in some fruits.
From a chemical point of view, luteic acid has a brute or molecular formula: C14H8O9.
Luteic acid is made up of a monolactonized tergalloyl group and it was Maximilian Nierenstein who demonstrated, in 1945, that this substance was a molecule present in myrobalanitannin, a tannin present in the fruit of Terminalia chebula Retz. and is an intermediate compound in the synthesis of ellagic acid and can be synthesized as an intermediate step from hexahydroxydiphenic acid.
In addition to being able to synthesize from hexahydroxydiphenic acid, luteic acid is also present in the structure of the tannins alnusiina and bicornina.
In nature, luteic acid can be extracted from the bark of the Terminalia chebula plant and it is probable that some of the properties of this plant are linked to this substance.

Warning: The information provided is not medical advice and may not be accurate. The contents are for illustrative purposes only and do not replace medical advice.

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