A form of hydroxycinnamic acid, this is a very potent antioxident. Studies have shown it is more effective than ferulic acid.
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|Molar mass||180.16 g/mol|
|Melting point||223 to 225 °C (433 to 437 °F; 496 to 498 K)|
|UV-vis (λmax)||327 nm and a shoulder at c. 295 nm in acidified methanol|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Caffeic acid is an organic compound that is classified as hydroxycinnamic acid. This yellow solid consists of both phenolic and acrylic functional groups. It is found in all plants because it is a key intermediate in the biosynthesis of lignin, one of the principal components of plant biomass and its residues.