GAMBOGIC ACID AND DERIVATIVES

 

Gambogic acid is the principal pigment of gamboge resin which is an exudate of several Garcinia species. Gamboge has a long history of medicinal uses in Southeast Asia, and is prized for the brilliant orange color it imparts to cloth.


G1000: GAMBOGIC ACID
Guttic acid, Guttatic acid, beta-Guttilactone, beta-Guttiferin
CAS#: 2752-65-0; C38H44O8; mol wt 628.76; [a]D -698 (CHCl3)
Occurrence: Garcinia Hanburryi
Appearance: Amorphous orange solid

Availability: 100 mg, 1 gram
Purity: 98% by TLC/HPLC

WD Ollis, M Ramsay, I Sutherland, S Mongkolsuk, Tetrahedron 21:1453(1965)
J Asano et al, Phytochemistry 41: 815 (1996)

 

 

G2000: GARCINOLIC ACID
C38H46O9; mol wt 646.8.
Occurrence: derivative of gambogic acid; purported to also occur in Garcinia spp
Appearance: orange amorphous solid

Availability: 100 mg, 1 gram
Purity: 95% by TLC

 


 


 

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