Chemical structure of catechin-7-O-glucoside
IUPAC name
Other names
Catechin 7-O-β-glucopyranoside
(+)-Catechin 7-O-β-glucoside
(+)-Catechin 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside
Catechin 7-glucoside
3D model (JSmol)
  • InChI=1S/C21H24O11/c22-7-16-17(27)18(28)19(29)21(32-16)30-9-4-12(24)10-6-14(26)20(31-15(10)5-9)8-1-2-11(23)13(25)3-8/h1-5,14,16-29H,6-7H2/t14-,16+,17+,18-,19+,20+,21+/m0/s1
  • InChI=1/C21H24O11/c22-7-16-17(27)18(28)19(29)21(32-16)30-9-4-12(24)10-6-14(26)20(31-15(10)5-9)8-1-2-11(23)13(25)3-8/h1-5,14,16-29H,6-7H2/t14-,16+,17+,18-,19+,20+,21+/m0/s1
  • O(c2cc3O[C@H](c1ccc(O)c(O)c1)[C@@H](O)Cc3c(O)c2)[C@@H]4O[C@@H]([C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]4O)CO
Molar mass 452.412 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Catechin-7-O-glucoside is a flavan-3-ol glycoside formed from catechin.

Natural occurrences[]

Catechin-7-O-glucoside can be isolated from the hemolymph of the European pine sawfly (Neodiprion sertifer).[1] It also occurs in relatively large quantities in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) as the dominant flavan-3-ol monomer, and actually accounts for up to 70% of cowpea proanthocyanidins (tannins).[2]

It can also be produced by biotransformation of (+)-catechin by cultured cells of Eucalyptus perriniana.[3]

Presence in natural traditional drugs[]

Catechin-7-O-glucoside can be found in Paeoniae Radix, the crude drug made from roots of the Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora),[4] in the red knotweed (Bistorta macrophylla, also known as Polygonum macrophyllum),[5] in the stem barks of the Nepali hog plum (Choerospondias axillaris),[6] in the Korean plum yew (Cephalotaxus koreana)[7] and in Huanarpo Macho (Jatropha macrantha).[8] (−)-Catechin 7-O-β-d-glucopyranoside is found in the bark of Rhaphiolepis umbellata.[9]

Presence in food[]

It is found in buckwheat groats,[10] in the red bean (the seed of Vigna umbellata, formerly known as Phaseolus calcaratus),[11] in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and malt.[12] (−)-Catechin 7-O-β-d-glucopyranoside is found in rhubarb.[9]

Health effects[]

This compound has an antioxidant activity leading to a cytoprotective effect.[11][13]


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  2. ^ Ojwang, Leonnard O.; Yang, Liyi; Dykes, Linda; Awika, Joseph (2013-08-15). "Proanthocyanidin profile of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) reveals catechin-O-glucoside as the dominant compound". Food Chemistry. 139 (1–4): 35–43. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.01.117. PMID 23561075.
  3. ^ Biotransformation of (+)-catechin by plant cultured cells of Eucalyptus perriniana. Otani S, Kondo Y, Asada Y, Furuya, Hamada, Nakajima, Ishihara and Hamada H, Plant Biotechnol., 2004, Vol. 21, No. 5, pages 407-409 (abstract Archived 2009-07-22 at the Wayback Machine)
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  6. ^ Flavanoidal constituents of Choerospondias axillaries and their in vitro antitumor and anti-hypoxia activities. Li Chang-wei, Cui Cheng-bin, Cai Bing, Han Bing, Li Ming-ming and Fan Ming, Chinese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2009, 19 (1), pages 48-51,64 (abstract Archived 2014-03-09 at the Wayback Machine)
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