chrysophanic acid


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chrysophanic acid

[¦kris·ō′fan·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C15H10O4 Yellow leaves that melt at 196°C; soluble in ether, chloroform, and hot alcohol; extracted from senna leaves and rhubarb root; used in medicine as a mild laxative.
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Emodin and chrysophanic acid are the active compounds of Rheum palmatum L.
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