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Substance Name: Resveratrol
RN: 501-36-0
UNII: Q369O8926L


  • A stilbene and non-flavonoid polyphenol produced by various plants including grapes and blueberries. It has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, anti-mutagenic, and anti-carcinogenic properties. It also inhibits platelet aggregation and the activity of several DNA HELICASES in vitro.
  • NCI: A phytoalexin derived from grapes and other food products with antioxidant and potential chemopreventive activities. Resveratrol induces phase II drug-metabolizing enzymes (anti-initiation activity); mediates anti-inflammatory effects and inhibits cyclooxygenase and hydroperoxidase functions (anti-promotion activity); and induces promyelocytic leukemia cell differentiation (anti-progression activity), thereby exhibiting activities in three major steps of carcinogenesis. This agent may inhibit TNF-induced activation of NF-kappaB in a dose- and time-dependent manner. ... (NCI Thesaurus)

Molecular Formula

  • C14-H12-O3

Molecular Weight

  • 228.246

Classification Codes

  • Analgesics
  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Anticarcinogenic Agents
  • Antimutagenic Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
  • Antioxidants
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Antiviral (COVID-19)
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Hematologic Agents
  • Peripheral Nervous System Agents
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Protective Agents
  • Sensory System Agents

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Resveratrol

MeSH Heading

  • Resveratrol


  • 3,4',5-Stilbenetriol
  • 3,4',5-Trihydroxystilbene
  • 3,5,4'-Trihydroxystilbene
  • 5-((1E)-2-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)ethenyl)-1,3-benzenediol
  • CCRIS 8952
  • HSDB 7571
  • NSC 327430
  • Resveratrol
  • Resvida
  • SRT 501
  • SRT-501
  • SRT501
  • trans-Resveratrol
  • UNII-Q369O8926L

Systematic Name

  • 1,3-Benzenediol, 5-(2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethenyl)-, (E)-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 501-36-0


  • Q369O8926L

System Generated Number

  • 0000501360

Structure Descriptors







Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 254 deg C   EXP
log P (octanol-water) 3.080 (none)   EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 2.57E-10 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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