IUPAC name
53947-89-0 YesY
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ChemSpider 26286869 YesY
PubChem 15945058
Molar mass 424.399 g/mol
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Apterin is a furanocoumarin. It is the glucoside of vaginol. It has been isolated from the root of plants in the family Apiaceae such as members of the genus Angelica, including the garden angelica[1] and in Zizia aptera.[2]

It is reported to dilate coronary arteries as well as block calcium channels.


  1. Lemmich, John; Havelund, Svend; Thastrup, Ole (1983). "Dihydrofurocoumarin glucosides from Angelica archangelica and Angelica silvestris". Phytochemistry. 22 (2): 553–5. doi:10.1016/0031-9422(83)83044-1.
  2. Apterin, an unusual glucoside of Zizia aptera. Warren Steck and L. R. Wetter, Phytochemistry, Volume 13, Issue 9, September 1974, Pages 1925-1927, doi:10.1016/0031-9422(74)85117-4
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