- 4- methylumbelliferone
- β -methylumbelliferone
- IUPAC: 7- hydroxy-4- methylcoumarin
White to yellowish crystals
194-195 ° C
- Practically insoluble in cold water
- Soluble in glacial acetic acid and methanol
3850 mg · kg -1 ( LD50, rat, oral)
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Hymecromone (INN), and 4- methylumbelliferone, a methyl- derivative of umbelliferone.
It is used as a drug (as choleretic and musculotropic spasmolytic ) and as light or sunscreens because it absorbs ultraviolet radiation. It is also used in the fluorescence analysis.
Cholspasmin (D), Chol - Spasmoletten (D), Unichol (A)