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  • Chemical Name:Formononetin
  • CAS No.:485-72-3
  • MF:C16H12O4
  • MW:268.26
  • Purity:≥98% or according to customer requirements
  • Color: White to light beige
  • Product Categories:herbal extract; pharmaceutical raw material;Pharmaceuticals;Intermediates & Fine Chemicals;Inhibitors
  • Test method: HPLC

What is Formononetin?

Formononetin is a member of the class of 7-hydroxyisoflavones that is 7-hydroxyisoflavone substituted by a methoxy group at position 4'. It has a role as a phytoestrogen and a plant metabolite. It is a member of 7-hydroxyisoflavones and a member of 4'-methoxyisoflavones. It derives from a daidzein. It is a conjugate acid of a formononetin(1-). (Source: ChEBI)

Basic information  
Product Name: Formononetin
Synonyms: red clover extract; Formononetol;Synthetic Formononetin 
CAS: 485-72-3
MF: C16H12O4
MW: 268.26
EINECS: 207-623-9
Product Categories: herbal extract; pharmaceutical raw material;Pharmaceuticals;Intermediates & Fine Chemicals;Inhibitors
Chemical Structure


Chemical Properties
Melting point  256-260 °C
Boiling point  331.43°C (rough estimate)
density  1.1529 (rough estimate)
refractive index  1.4350 (estimate)
storage temp.  2-8°C
pka 6.99±0.20(Predicted)
form  Powder
color  White to light beige
λmax 300nm(EtOH)(lit.)
Merck  14,4244
BRN  237979
Usage And Synthesis

Anti-cancer effect

It can prevent and treat breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. The effect of estrogen can increase the weight of the uterus of animals such as mice, but the effect is not as good as that of the similar isoflavone genistein (genistein) and daidzein. The estrogenic effect of this product is very weak. It is clinically used as a diuretic.

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