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Title: Aspidinol
CAS Registry Number: 519-40-4
CAS Name: 1-(2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methoxy-3-methylphenyl)-1-butanone
Additional Names: 2¢,6¢-dihydroxy-4¢-methoxy-3¢-methyl-1-butyrophenone; 4-butyryl-2-methylphloroglucinol 1-methyl ether; 4-butyryl-3,5-dihydroxy-1-methoxy-2-methylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C12H16O4
Molecular Weight: 224.25
Percent Composition: C 64.27%, H 7.19%, O 28.54%
Literature References: Occurs in extracts of male fern: Boehm, Ann. 318, 247 (1901); Hausmann, Arch. Pharm. 237, 559 (1899). Isoln from Dryopteris austriaca (Jacq.) Woynar, Polypodiaceae: Aebi et al., Helv. Chim. Acta 40, 266 (1957). Synthesis from 2-methylphloroglucinol 1-methyl ether: Karrer, Widmer, Helv. Chim. Acta 3, 392 (1920); Riedl, Mittledorf, Ber. 89, 2589 (1956).
Properties: Needles or prisms from benzene. mp 156-161°. Freely sol in alc, ether, chloroform, acetone; sparingly sol in water, benzene. Less soluble in ligroin than pseudoaspidinol, mp 116.5°. Sol in NaOH solns. Practically insol in Na2CO3 solns.
Melting point: mp 156-161°; mp 116.5°
Therap-Cat: Anthelmintic (Cestodes).
Keywords: Anthelmintic (Cestodes).

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