alkannin


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alkannin

(ælˈkænɪn)
n
(Dyeing) dyeing another name for alkanet2
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Alkannin and shikonin: effect on free radical processes and on inflammation - a preliminary pharmacochemical investigation.
Its dye is obtained from the extracts of dried roots that contain several naphthoquinone derivatives but chief of them are alkannin esters.
Shikonin (R-configuration) is an enantiomer of alkannin (S-configuration), which is found mainly in roots of the plant Alkanna tinctoria in Europe.