Rutin, a natural citrus bioflavonoid, is extracted from the dry buds of sophora japonical.Rutin is a phenolic antioxidant and has been demonstrated to scavenge superoxide radicals.Rutin can chelate metal ions, such as iron, thereby reducing the Fenton reaction (production of damaging oxygen radicals). Rutin is classified as vitamin P which increases the strengthof the walls of the blood capillaries and regulates their permeability.
Practically insoluble in chloroform and ether
Infinitesimally soluble in cool water
Sparingly soluble in boiling ethanol and boiling water
Dissolves in solution of alkali hydroxides
Rutin is widely used in pharmaceutical raw materials，health food, and cosmetics