What is Shikimic Acid?
Shikimic acid is a white crystal compound of nonnitrogenous acid found in various plants naturally.Shikimic acid has two kind functional groups in the same molecule, three hydroxyl groups and a carboxylic acid group, which are optically active. They can yield various kinds of esters and salts.
The most important feature of cyclitol is that there are chiral isomers, key intermediates in the biosynthesis of aromatic compounds in living metabolism. Shikimic acid is a key intermediate in the biochemical pathway from phosphoenolpyruvic acid to tyrosine.Shikimic acid is a precursor of many alkaloids, aromatic amino acids, and indole derivatives. Shikimic acid is widely used as a chiral building block for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.
Details of parameters
|Product Name:||Shikimic acid|
|Synonyms:||Kava root extract;L-SHIKIMIC ACID|
|Product Categories:||Natural Plant Extract;API|
|Identification||The main peak retention time of the reference solution is the same as the main peak retention time of the sample solution.||Complies||HPLC|
|Description||White to off-white powder, no visible foreign matter||Off-white powder, no visible foreign matter||CP2015|
|Odor& Taste||Odorless or slightly sour||Odorless||CP2015|
|Specific rotation||-175~ -184||-183.6||CP2015|
|Assay on a dry basis)||≥98.0%||99.20%||CP2015|