Ferulic Acid

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A form of hydroxycinnamic acid, this is a strong antioxident.

Ferulic Acid (Wikipedia)
Ferulic acid
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Names
IUPAC name
(E)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-phenyl)prop-2-enoic acid
Other names
2-propenoic acid, 3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-
ferulic acid
3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid
3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)acrylic acid
3-methoxy-4-hydroxycinnamic acid
4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid
(2E)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid
Ferulate
Coniferic acid
trans-ferulic acid
(E)-ferulic acid
Identifiers
1135-24-6 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:17620 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL32749 YesY
ChemSpider 393368 YesY
DrugBank DB07767 YesY
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PubChem 445858
Properties
C10H10O4
Molar mass 194.18 g/mol
Appearance Crystalline Powder
Melting point 168 to 172 °C (334 to 342 °F; 441 to 445 K)
0.78 g/L
Acidity (pKa) 3.46
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oilHealth code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroformReactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogenSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

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).

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