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Is coumarin a natural chemical?

Posted October 14, 2022


Coumarins are a class of phytochemicals, as they are compounds produced from plants. Thus, coumarin is a natural chemical, and are found in a large quantity of plants. In particular, there is a high concentration of coumarin in Coumarouna odorata (tonka bean). There are seven types of natural coumarins. They are the following: simple coumarin, dihydrofurano coumarin, pyrano coumarin, furanocoumarin, phenyl coumarin, and bicoumarin. Naturally occurring coumarin derivatives include warfarin, herniarin, psoralen, and imperatorin. Coumarin can be synthesized using condensation reactions like Pechmann condensation and the Perkin reaction between acetic anhydride and 

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AMC [7-Amino-4-methylcoumarin] *CAS 26093-31-2*

Natural Coumarins: Exploring the Pharmacological Complexity and Underlying Molecular Mechanisms