Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Hexahydroxy-dimethylnaphthodianthrone; Hypericum Red

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Red dye of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) from the group of anthraquinones:

Solubility in chloroform with deep red colour and fluorescence. Hypericin is a strongly photosensitizing substance (see photosensitizers below).

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Anthraquinones; Photosensitizers;