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Shikimic Acid Pathway Fungi


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.

English nickname:

3,4,5-Trihydroxy-1-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid; Shikimicacid; 97%; (3R,4S,5R)-3,4,5-trihydroxycyclohex-1-enecarboxylic acid; (-)-Shikimic acid; Kava Kava Extract


Details of parameters

Product Name: Shikimic acid
Synonyms: Kava root   extract;L-SHIKIMIC ACID
CAS: 138-59-0
MF: C7H10O5
MW: 174.15
EINECS: 205-334-2
Product Categories: Natural Plant   Extract;API
Mol File: 138-59-0.mol

Plant sources

Shikimic acid is found in the dry, ripe fruit of the star anise of the magnolia family.The star anise is an evergreen tree that grows in moist, warm, semi-shady environments and can reach a height of 30 meters.The bark is gray to reddish-brown.Leaves elliptic entire, simple, lanceolate, leathery, short stiolate, 6 -- 12 cm long, 2 -- 5 cm wide, with clear oily spots on upper surface.Flowers bloom in spring and fall.Flowers solitary in leaf axils.3 yellow-green sepals;6-9 flower Chemicalbook coat, pink to dark red in color.Autumn to the following spring.The aggregates are star-shaped octagonal, 1 -- 2 cm long, 3 -- 5 cm wide, tall <1 cm.It changes from green to yellow at maturity.Follicles apically obtuse or obtuse, each containing one seed 6 mm long.The fruit is picked in autumn and winter and is reddish-brown or yellow-brown when dried.The smell is fragrant and sweet.Shikimi, also known as wild aniseed, is a shrub with evergreen four seasons. Its seeds are light brown and shiny. The flowering period is in May, and the fruit period is from September to October.

Product function

Have the function of acting as anti-inflammatory ,analgesic;
2. Have the function of being used as the basis raw materials of combating avian flu;
3. Have the function of inhibiting the concentrating of the blood platelets,inhibiting arterial,venous thrombosis and cerebral thrombosis;


Packing information


25kg/drum, double layer inside.


Store in cool &dry place, keep away from strong light and heat.

Shelf life

24 months when properly stored.


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