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(−)-Epicatechin Gallate

Item № 11808
CAS № 1257-08-5
Purity ≥98%
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                (CAS 1257-08-5)
     1 mg $25.00 0.00
     5 mg $81.00 0.00
     10 mg $149.00 0.00
     25 mg $249.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-07-17. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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The catechins, including (−)-epicatechin (EC) and (−)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) (Item No. 70935), are polyphenols which are abundant in green and black teas. (−)-Epicatechin gallate (ECG) is a natural catechin with a single galloyl group. Like EGCG, it inhibits the growth of cancer cells and has anti-inflammatory effects.1,2,3 The hydroxyl groups of ECG contribute to its potent antioxidant activity and facilitate the killing of methicillin-resistant strains of S. aureus.4,5

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Formal Name
(2R,3R)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,4-dihydro-5,7-dihydroxy-2H-1-benzopyran-3-yl-ester-3,4,5-trihydroxy-benzoic acid
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  • ECG
Molecular Formula
Formula Weight
A crystalline solid
206, 279 nm
InChI Code
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1. Du, G.J., Zhang, Z., Wen, X.D., et al. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most effective cancer chemopreventive polyphenol in green tea Nutrients 4(11), 1679-1691 (2012).

2. Ravindranath, M.H., Ramasamy, V., Moon, S., et al. Differential growth suppression of human melanoma cells by tea (Camellia sinensis) epicatechins (ECG, EGC and EGCG) Evidence-Based Complementary and alternative Medicine 6(4), 523-530 (2009).

3. Kürbitz, C., Heise, D., Redmer, T., et al. Epicatechin gallate and catechin gallate are superior to epigallocatechin gallate in growth suppression and anti-inflammatory activities in pancreatic tumor cells Cancer Science 102(4), 728-734 (2011).

4. Xu, J.Z., Yeung, S.Y.V., Chang, Q., et al. Comparison of antioxidant activity and bioavailability of tea epicatechins with their epimers British Journal of Nutrition 91(6), 873-881 (2004).

5. Anderson, J.C., McCarthy, R.A., Paulin, S., et al. Anti-staphylococcal activity and β-lactam resistance attenuating capacity of structural analogues of (--)-epicatechin gallate Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 21(23), 6996-7000 (2011).

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