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Bergapten

  • Page ID
    74703
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    • Molecular formula: C12H8O4
    • Molar mass: 216.190
    • CAS Registry Number: 484-20-8
    • Appearance: white to off-white crystalline solid
    • Melting point: 156 to 1580 °C
    • Boiling point: 412.4 °C
    • Solubility: 10 mM in DMSO
    • Safety sheet: Not available
    • Spectra: NMRShiftDB 13C NMR, Massbank MS (12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728), also check on SDBSAdd Spectra (Help).

    From Wikipedia

    Bergapten (5-methoxypsoralen) is a psoralen (also known as furocoumarins) found in bergamot essential oil, in other citrusessential oils, and in grapefruit juice. It is the chemical in bergamot oil that causes phototoxicity. Bergapten-free bergamot essential oil or synthetics are now used in perfumery.

    A known use of bergapten is in the synthesis of Fraxinol.

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    Other names

    4-Methoxy-7H-furo[3,2-g]chromen-7-one (IUPAC Name); 5-Methoxypsoralen; Heraclin