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MedKoo CAT#: 581594

CAS#: 289030-99-5

Description: Oleocanthal is a phenylethanoid, or a type of natural phenolic compound found in extra-virgin olive oil. Oleocanthal is a tyrosol ester and its chemical structure is related to oleuropein, also found in olive oil.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 289030-99-5

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 581594
Name: Oleocanthal
CAS#: 289030-99-5
Chemical Formula: C17H20O5
Exact Mass: 304.1311
Molecular Weight: 304.34
Elemental Analysis: C, 67.09; H, 6.62; O, 26.28

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Synonym: Oleocanthal; Deacetoxy ligstroside aglycon; (-)-Oleocanthal.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (3S,4E)-4-Formyl-3-(2-oxoethyl)-4-hexenoic acid 2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethyl ester


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C17H20O5/c1-2-14(12-19)15(7-9-18)11-17(21)22-10-8-13-3-5-16(20)6-4-13/h2-6,9,12,15,20H,7-8,10-11H2,1H3/b14-2-/t15-/m0/s1


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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3: Scotece M, Conde J, Abella V, López V, Francisco V, Ruiz C, Campos V, Lago F, Gomez R, Pino J, Gualillo O. Oleocanthal Inhibits Catabolic and Inflammatory Mediators in LPS-Activated Human Primary Osteoarthritis (OA) Chondrocytes Through MAPKs/NF-κB Pathways. Cell Physiol Biochem. 2018;49(6):2414-2426. doi: 10.1159/000493840. Epub 2018 Sep 27. PubMed PMID: 30261513.

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20: Cusimano A, Balasus D, Azzolina A, Augello G, Emma MR, Di Sano C, Gramignoli R, Strom SC, McCubrey JA, Montalto G, Cervello M. Oleocanthal exerts antitumor effects on human liver and colon cancer cells through ROS generation. Int J Oncol. 2017 Aug;51(2):533-544. doi: 10.3892/ijo.2017.4049. Epub 2017 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 28656311.