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(organic chemistry)
C6H5CH:CHC6H5 Colorless crystals soluble in ether and benzene, insoluble in water; melts at 124°C; used to make dyes and bleaches and as phosphors. Also known as diphenylethylene; toluylene.
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an aliphatic-aromatic hydrocarbon; the trans form of 1,2-diphenylethylene (C6H5—CH═CH—C6H5; the cis form is known as isostilbene). Stilbene is obtained as colorless crystals that are readily soluble in regular organic solvents but insoluble in water. The melting point is 124°C, and the boiling point 306°-307°C. Stilbene crystals are used in scintillation counters, and certain stilbene derivatives are used as pharmaceuticals, for example, diethylstilbesterol, and as optical bleaches and azo dyes.

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It exists in plants of several families, such as: Cyperaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Gnetaceae, Fabaceae, Leguminoseae, Pinaceae, Poaceae, and Vitaceae, and is synthesized from the phenylpropanoid substrates that are present in all higher plants and it also involves the activity of stilbene synthase or resveratrol synthase (STS) (Jeandet).
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Compounds 5 and 6 had stilbene structures and showed potent inhibitory activity, with [IC.sub.50] values of 6.73 [micro]M and 11.05 [micro]M as compared to the positive control, Trolox, with an [IC.sub.50] value of 16.83 [micro]M.
For example, the 1H-NMR spectrum of 2i exhibits one singlet for the same two olefin protons in 6.5 ppm that is in agreement with (Z)-structure for stilbene. Aromatic protons appeared in the region between 7.3-7.7 ppm with expected pattern for mono substituted benzene.
Pterostilbene and resveratrol are both stilbene compounds and are structurally related.
The major peak-to-peak mass increments were 133, 227, 297, 315 to 319, 429, and 445 Da, which corresponded to structures (I) resorcinol, (II) stilbene type, (III) fisetinidin, (IV) catechin, (V) fisetinidin-resorcinol, and (VI) catechin-resorcinol repeating units, respectively (Table 1).
Application of high-speed counter-current chromatography combined with macroporous resin for rapid enrichment and separation of three anthraquinone glycosides and one stilbene glycoside from Rheum tanguticum.