Synonyms: "cumoestrol", "cumostrol", "coumesterol", "cumoesterol", "3,9-dihydroxycoumestan", "7,12-dihydroxycoumestan"
Source: coumestrol is a member of the isoflavonoid family, a plant-derived compound with estrogen-like structure and actions. It occurs naturally in soybeans, spinach, and clover.
IUPAC Name: 3,9-dihydroxy-benzofuro[3,2-c]chromen-6-one
CAS Number: 479-13-0
PubChem ID: 5281707
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC2=C(C=C1O)OC3=C2C(=O)OC4=C3C=CC(=C4)O
Molecular Formula: C15H8O5
Molecular Weight: 268.221
Number of bond donors: 2
Number of bond acceptors: 3
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 20
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Nishihara T, Nishikawa J, Kanayama T, Dakeyama F, Saito K, Imagawa M, Takatori S, Kitagawa Y, Hori S, Utsumi H. 2000. Estrogenic activities of 517 chemicals by yeast two-hybrid assay. Journal of Health Science 46(4):282-298.