Don't miss the piglix.com special BONUS offer during our Beta-test period. The next 100 new Registered Users (from a unique IP address), to post at least five (5) piglix, will receive 1,000 extra sign-up points (eventually exchangeable for crypto-currency)!

* * * * *    Free piglix.com Launch Promotions    * * * * *

  • $2,000 in free prizes! piglix.com is giving away ten (10) Meccano Erector sets, retail at $200 each, that build a motorized Ferris Wheel (or one of 22 other models) ... see details

  • Free Ads! if you are a business with annual revenues of less than $1M - piglix.com will place your ads free of charge for up to one year! ... read more

Anthocyanidin


Anthocyanidins are common plant pigments. They are the sugar-free counterparts of anthocyanins based on the flavylium ion or 2-phenylchromenylium, which is a type of oxonium ion (chromenylium is referred also to as benzopyrylium). They form a large group of polymethine dye. In particular anthocyanidins are salt derivatives of the 2-phenylchromenylium cation, also known as flavylium cation. As shown in the figure below, the phenyl group at the 2-position can carry different substituents. The counterion of the flavylium cation is mostly chloride. With this positive charge, the anthocyanidins differ from other flavonoids.

The stability of anthocyanidins is dependent on pH. At a low pH (acidic conditions), colored anthocyanidins are present, whereas at a higher pH (basic conditions) the colorless chalcones forms are present.

3-Deoxyanthocyanidins such as luteolinidin are a class of anthocyanidins lacking an hydroxyl group on carbon 3.


Selected anthocyanidins and their substitutions
Anthocyanidin Basic structure (R4′ = −OH) R3′ R5′ R3 R5 R6 R7
Aurantinidin Basic structure of Anthocyans: The flavio-cation −H −H −OH −OH −OH −OH
Capensinidin −OCH3 −OCH3 −OH −OCH3 −H −OH
Cyanidin −OH −H −OH −OH −H −OH
Delphinidin −OH −OH −OH −OH −H −OH
Europinidin −OCH3 −OH −OH −OCH3 −H −OH
Hirsutidin −OCH3 −OCH3 −OH −OH −H −OCH3
Malvidin −OCH3 −OCH3 −OH −OH −H −OH
Pelargonidin −H −H −OH −OH −H −OH
Peonidin −OCH3 −H −OH −OH −H −OH
Petunidin −OH −OCH3 −OH −OH −H −OH
Pulchellidin −OH −OH −OH −OCH3 −H −OH
Rosinidin −OCH3 −H −OH −OH −H −OCH3

...
Wikipedia

1,000 EXTRA POINTS!

Don't forget! that as one of our early users, you are eligible to receive the 1,000 point bonus as soon as you have created five (5) acceptable piglix.

...