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Sigma-Aldrich

Ellagic acid

≥95% (HPLC), powder, from tree bark

Synonym(s):
4,4′,5,5′,6,6′-Hexahydroxydiphenic acid 2,6,2′,6′-dilactone, Alizarin Yellow, Benzoaric acid, Elagostasine, Eleagic acid, Gallogen, Lagistase
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C14H6O8
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
302.19
Beilstein:
47549
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

tree bark

Quality Level

assay

≥95% (HPLC)

form

powder

shelf life

5 yr

solubility

1 M NaOH: 10 mg/mL

SMILES string

Oc1cc2C(=O)Oc3c(O)c(O)cc4C(=O)Oc(c1O)c2-c34

InChI

1S/C14H6O8/c15-5-1-3-7-8-4(14(20)22-11(7)9(5)17)2-6(16)10(18)12(8)21-13(3)19/h1-2,15-18H

InChI key

AFSDNFLWKVMVRB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Ellagic acid is a naturally occurring phenolic acid in many fruits and vegetables, as a secondary plant metabolite. It is commonly found in green tea, pomegranate, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and walnuts.

Application

Ellagic acid has been used:
  • to study the metabolism of dietary phenolic acids by Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 748T
  • as a potential substrate for the high production of Lactobacillus plantarum tannase
  • as a standard in the study to examine the phenolic components and anti-oxidant activity of nettle
  • to study the links between dietary ellagic acid and epigenetic modulation of adipogenesis

Packaging

1, 5, 10 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Ellagic acid has been found to exhibit antioxidant activity by virtue of having an inhibitory effect on the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins. This makes them have a cardioprotective effect on humans. In addition, it shows anticarcinogenic, antifibrotic, antiplasmodial, apoptotic, and chemopreventive activities as well.
Commonly occurring plant polyphenol, inhibitor of glutathione S-transferase. Used for the assay of factor XIIa in plasma. Contact activation in blood coagulation.

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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