A form of hydroxycinnamic acid, this is a strong antioxident.
2-propenoic acid, 3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-
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|Molar mass||194.18 g/mol|
|Melting point||168 to 172 °C (334 to 342 °F; 441 to 445 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid, a type of organic compound. It is an abundant phenolic phytochemical found in plant cell wall components such as arabinoxylans as covalent side chains. It is related to trans-cinnamic acid. As a component of lignin, ferulic acid is a precursor in the manufacture of other aromatic compounds. The etymology is from the genus Ferula, referring to the giant fennel (Ferula communis).