Product Name: Hydroxytyrosol-Lauroyl arginine
IUPAC Name: 3,4-dihydroxyphenethyl dodecanoyl-L-argininate,
Description: Hydroxytyrosol is one of the main phenolic components of olive oil. It is present in the fruit and leaf of the olive (Olea europaea L.). Hydroxytyrosol, with a molecular weight of 154, is a white powder with melting point around 55°C and is fairly soluble in water and polar organic solvents such as low-molecular weight alcohols. Like other polyphenols, it is easily oxidized in aqueous solutions unless adequate precautions, acid pH, and absence of oxidants, are taken. Arginine residues are broadly employed for specific biomolecular recognition, including in protein-protein, protein-DNA, and protein-RNA interactions. As arginine interacts with cell membranes, this can lead to negative curvature and subsequently to cell leakage giving rise to antimicrobial properties.