3-Hydroxy-4-methoxycinnamic acid, predominantly trans


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230 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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3-Hydroxy-4-methoxycinnamic acid, predominantly trans is available as white crystals. 3-Hydroxy-4-methoxycinnamic acid is isolated from the aerial part of Artemisia capillaris, Chinese medicinal plant. It is a component of chinese herbal medicine used for a pain killer and stomachic. It is an efficient acetylcholine inhibitor. 3-Hydroxy-4-methoxycinnamic acid is bioactive metabolite of Spilanthes acmella Murr. It increases the resistance of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) to oxidation.


3-Hydroxy-4-methoxycinnamic acid was used in the synthesis of tranilast and various tranilast analogs (cinnamoyl anthranilates) by genetically engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain. It was also used in the synthesis of glycoside compounds by undergoing glycosidation.


1, 5 g in glass bottle


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T S Wu et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 9(1), 77-83 (2001-02-24)
Five new constituents including a flavonoid, artemisidin A (1), and four coumarins, artemicapins A (2), B (3), C (4) and D (5), together with 70 known compounds (6-75), have been isolated and characterized from the aerial part of Artemisia capillaris....
Mathieu Renouf et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 140(2), 259-263 (2009-12-17)
Chlorogenic acids (CGA) are antioxidants found in coffee. They are becoming of interest for their health-promoting effects, but bioavailability in humans is not well understood. We hypothesized that adding whole milk or sugar and nondairy creamer to instant coffee might...
Supaluk Prachayasittikul et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 14(2), 850-867 (2009-03-04)
Spilanthes acmella Murr. (Compositae) has been used as a traditional medicine for toothache, rheumatism and fever. Its extracts had been shown to exhibit vasorelaxant and antioxidant activities. Herein, its antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities were evaluated. Agar dilution method assays...
Mariana Monteiro et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 137(10), 2196-2201 (2007-09-22)
Chlorogenic acids (CGA) are abundant phenolic compounds in coffee, with caffeoylquinic (CQA), feruloylquinic (FQA), and dicaffeoylquinic (diCQA) acids being the major subclasses. Despite the potential biopharmacological properties attributed to these compounds, little is known about their bioavailability in humans. In...
Dominik Szwajgier
Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences, 68(3-4), 125-132 (2013-07-04)
The ability of 36 phenolic acids and their derivatives to inhibit acetyl- and butyrylcholinesterase was studied. The most efficient acetylcholine inhibitors were: carnosic acid = gentisic acid > 3-hydroxy-4-methoxycinnamic acid = ethyl ferulate = ethyl vanillate = nordihydroguaiaretic acid >...

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