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epigallocatechin gallate 
A phenolic antioxidant found in a number of plants such as green and black tea. It inhibits cellular oxidation and prevents free radical damage to cells. It is under study as a potential cancer chemopreventive agent. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:(-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate
[(2R,3R)-2-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-5,7-dihydroxy-chroman-3-yl] 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate
epigallocatechin-3-gallate
epigallocatechingallate
tea catechin
Abbreviation:EGCG
Chemical structure:(2R-cis)-3,4-dihydro-5,7-dihydroxy-2-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-3-yl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate