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D-(−)-Quinic acid


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[α]20/D −43.9°, c = 11.2 in H2O

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General description

D-(-)-Quinic acid, a plant metabolite, is chiral building block used in multistep chemical synthesis of natural compounds.


D-(-)-Quinic acid has been used as a standard to determine the composition of organic acids in bitter gentian teas and in developing cranberry fruit by HPLC. It may be used in the preparation of 3,4-O-isopropylidene-3(R),4(S)-dihydroxycyclohexanone.
D-(−)-Quinic acid can be used as:      
  • A chiral selector electrolyte along with copper(II) sulfate. This electrolyte is utilized in chiral resolution DL-tartaric acid by ligand-exchange capillary electrophoresis method.        
  • A starting material in the synthesis of stereoisomers of 3,4,6-trihydroxyazepanes, 7-hydroxymethyl-3,4,5-trihydroxyazepanes, and 3,4,5-trihydroxyazepanes, as potential inhibitors of glycosidase.        
  • A precursor for the preparation of trihydroxy piperidine derivatives and (+)-proto-quercitol glycosidase inhibitors.


25, 100 g in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Tzenge-Lien Shih et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 72(11), 4258-4261 (2007-05-08)
Several new stereoisomers of 3,4,6-trihydroxyazepanes and 7-hydroxymethyl-3,4,5-trihydroxyazepanes as well as known 3,4,5-trihydroxyazepanes were synthesized as potent glycosidase inhibitors from D-(-)-quinic acid in an efficient manner. The key step employs dihydroxylation of protected chiral 1,4,5-cyclohex-2-enetriols under RuCl3/NaIO4/phosphate buffer (pH 7) condition...
A unified asymmetric approach to substituted hexahydroazepine and 7-azabicyclo [2.2. 1] heptane ring systems from D (-)-quinic acid: Application to the formal synthesis of (-)-balanol and (-)-epibatidine
Albertini E, et al
Tetrahedron Letters, 38(4), 681-684 (1997)
d-(-)-Quinic acid: a chiron store for natural product synthesis
Barco A, et al
Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 8(21), 3515-3545 (1997)
A facile synthesis of a new trihydroxy piperidine derivative and (+)-proto-quercitol from d-(-)-quinic acid
Shih T-L, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 45(29), 5751-5754 (2004)
S Kodama et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 932(1-2), 139-143 (2001-11-07)
Chiral resolution of native DL-tartaric acid was performed by ligand-exchange capillary electrophoresis using copper(II)-D-quinic acid as a chiral selector. Factors affecting chiral resolution, migration time, and peak area of tartaric acid were studied. The running conditions for optimum separation of...

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