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MedKoo CAT#: 600132
Description: Epicatechin gallate (ECG) is a flavan-3-ol, a type of flavonoid, present in green tea. It is also reported in buckwheat and in grape. The tea component epicatechin gallate is being researched because in vitro experiments showed it can reverse methicillin resistance in bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus. If confirmed, this means the combined intake of a tea extract containing this component might also enhance the effectiveness of methicillin treatment against some resistant bacteria in vivo.
MedKoo Cat#: 600132
Name: Epicatechin gallate
Chemical Formula: C22H18O10
Exact Mass: 442.09
Molecular Weight: 442.37
Elemental Analysis: C, 59.73; H, 4.10; O, 36.17
Synonym: ECG; Epicatechin 3-gallate; Epicatechin-3-O-gallate.
IUPAC/Chemical Name: [(2R,3R)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-chromen-3-yl] 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate
InChi Key: LSHVYAFMTMFKBA-TZIWHRDSSA-N
InChi Code: InChI=1S/C22H18O10/c23-11-6-14(25)12-8-19(32-22(30)10-4-16(27)20(29)17(28)5-10)21(31-18(12)7-11)9-1-2-13(24)15(26)3-9/h1-7,19,21,23-29H,8H2/t19-,21-/m1/s1
SMILES Code: O=C(O[C@H]1[C@@H](C2=CC=C(O)C(O)=C2)OC3=C(C(O)=CC(O)=C3)C1)C4=CC(O)=C(O)C(O)=C4
Appearance: Solid powder
Purity: >95% (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: >2 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: 2934.99.9001
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 442.37 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|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|
1: Anderson JC, Grounds H, Reeves S, Taylor PW. Improved synthesis of structural analogues of (-)-epicatechin gallate for modulation of staphylococcal β-lactam resistance. Tetrahedron. 2014 May 27;70(21):3485-3490. PubMed PMID: 24876661; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4006114.