IUPAC name
Other names
cis-Hinokiresinol; (Z)-Hinokiresinol
  • 96895-25-9
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/C17H16O2/c1-2-14(15-7-11-17(19)12-8-15)6-3-13-4-9-16(18)10-5-13/h2-12,14,18-19H,1H2/b6-3-/t14-/m1/s1
  • OC1=CC=C(\C=C/[C@@H](C=C)C2=CC=C(O)C=C2)C=C1
Molar mass 252.313 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Nyasol, also known as cis-hinokiresinol or as (Z)-hinokiresinol, is a lignan that is found in Anemarrhena asphodeloides.[1][2][3][4] It has estrogenic activity, acting as a selective agonist of the ERβ,[5] and hence is a phytoestrogen.[6][7][4] In addition, (-)-nyasol has been found to inhibit the production of eicosanoids and nitric oxide in vitro and shows anti-inflammatory effects.[8]


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