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IUPAC name 3-[2-[decahydro-6-hydroxy-5- (hydroxymethyl)-5,8a- dimethyl-2-methylene-1- napthalenyl]ethylidene]dihydro- 4-hydroxy-2(3H)-furanone
CAS number 5508-58-7
Molecular formula C20H30O5
Molar mass 350.45 g/mol
Appearance Rhombic prisms or plates from ethanol or methanol
Density 1.2317 g/cm3
Melting point

230-231 °C

Solubility in water Sparingly soluble
Related Compounds
Related labdanes 14-deoxyandrographolide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Andrographolide is a labdane diterpenoid that is the main bioactive component of the medicinal plant Andrographis paniculata.[1]


  1. ^ Chakravarti RN, Chakravarti D (1951). "Andrographolide, the active constituent of Andrographis paniculata Nees; a preliminary communication". Ind Med Gaz 86 (3): 96–7. PMID 14860885.

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