Agent Name

Ellagic acid

CAS Number

476-66-4

Formula

C14-H6-O8

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,3,7,8-Tetrahydroxy(1)benzopyrano(5,4,3-cde)(1)benzopyran-5,10-dione; Acide ellagique [INN-French]; Acido elagico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum ellagicum [INN-Latin]; Alizarine Yellow; Benzoaric acid; C.I. 55005; C.I. 75270; Diphenic acid, 4,4',5,5',6,6'-hexahydroxy-, di-delta-lactone; Elagostasine; Eleagic acid; Gallogen (astringent); Gallogen (VAN); Lagistase; Llagic acid; Pomegranate juice; (1)Benzopyrano(5,4,3-cde)(1)benzopyran-5,10-dione, 2,3,7,8-tetrahydroxy-; [ChemIDplus] 4,4',5,5',6,6'-Hexahydrodiphenic acid 2,6,2',6'-dilactone; [Merck Index]

Category

Biochemical Research

Description

Cream-colored solid; [Merck Index] Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found free or combined in galls; Used as a hemostatic; [Merck Index] Used in research and as a dye; [ChemIDplus] Used in blood coagulation research, as an antioxidant in cosmetics, and in pomegranate nutraceuticals; [HSDB] Used as an intestinal astringent, to control capillary oozing, as a hemostatic, prototype for cancer-preventing drugs, and formerly to dye chromed wool yellow; [NTP] "Ellagic acid is a natural phenol antioxidant found in numerous fruits and vegetables." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Has been shown to be antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic in experimental animal tumor studies; [HSDB] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.81E-15 mm Hg

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