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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
Mol File:138-59-0.mol

IdentificationThe main peak   retention time of the reference solution is the same as the main peak   retention time of the sample solution.CompliesHPLC
DescriptionWhite to   off-white powder, no visible foreign matterOff-white   powder, no visible foreign matterCP2015
Odor& TasteOdorless or   slightly sourOdorlessCP2015
Specific rotation-175~ -184-183.6CP2015
Assay on a dry basis)≥98.0%99.20%CP2015
Heavy metals≤20mg/kg<20mg/kgCP2015
Melting point175~190℃186.4℃-186.7℃CP2015

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