Irilone molecule
IUPAC name
41653-81-0 YesY
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
ChemSpider 4445092 N
KEGG C10467 N
PubChem 5281779
Molar mass 298.24 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Irilone is an isoflavone, a type of flavonoid. It can be found in Trifolium pratense (red clover),[1] in Iris unguicularis[2] and in Iris germanica.[3]


  1. The red clover isoflavone irilone is largely resistant to degradation by the human gut microbiota. Annett Braune, Ronald Maul, Nils Helge Schebb, Sabine E. Kulling and Michael Blaut, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 8 Dec 2009
  2. New and Known Constituents from Iris unguicularis and Their Antioxidant Activity. Atta-ur-Rahman, Sumaira Hareem, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Bilge Sener, Ahmed Abbaskhan, Hina Siddiqui, Shazia Anjum, Ilkay Orhan, Ilhan Gurbuz and Filiz Ayanoglu, HeteroCycles, 2010, Special issue, Vol 82, No. 1, pages 813-824, doi:10.3987/COM-10-S(E)6
  3. Lipase-catalyzed regioselective protection/deprotection of hydroxyl groups of the isoflavone irilone isolated from Iris germanica. Nighat Nazir, Surrinder Koul, Mushtaq Ahmad Qurishi, Subhash Chandra Taneja and Ghulam Nabi Qazi, Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 2 December 2008, 1029-2446, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 118–123, INIST:21235726
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