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Shikimic Acid Pathway


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

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
Moisture ≤1.0% 0.10% CP2015
Ash ≤0.8% 0.10% CP2015
Heavy metals ≤20mg/kg <20mg/kg CP2015
Melting point 175~190℃ 186.4℃-186.7℃ CP2015

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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