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Synonym: trans-±,β-Bis(3-hydroxybenzyl)butyrolactone, Enterolactone
CAS Number 78473-71-9
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C18H18O4
Molecular Weight 298.33
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Enterolactone is the major human metabolite of dietary sesamin (lignan from sesame seeds). A phytoestrogen, it shows an inverse correlation with risk of breast cancer in one study.