Practical synthesis of naringenin
Posted on 26. August, 2015.
Flavanones, 2-phenylchroman-4-ones, belong to the family of flavonoids, many of which are produced as secondary metabolites in the plant kingdom and exhibit a broad spectrum of interesting biological activities. Naringenin (5,7-dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)chroman-4-one) is one of the most abundant flavanones present in grapefruits and citrus fruits. It is well-known for its beneficial health-related properties, including anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-atherogenic, antiinflammatory and anti-proliferative activities.