Sinapic acid

matrix substance for MALDI-MS, ≥99.0% (T)

Sinapinic acid, 3,5-Dimethoxy-4-hydroxycinnamic acid, 4-Hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxy-cinnamic acid
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matrix substance for MALDI-MS


≥99.0% (T)

analyte chemical class(es)

dendrimers, fullerenes, peptides, proteins


MALDI-MS: suitable


slightly yellow


~202 °C


dioxane: 1 g/10 mL at Hot, clear, faintly yellow to dark yellow-orange
dioxane: 1 g/10 mL at Hot, clear, orange to very deep orange

cation traces

Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤20 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤50 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg


in accordance for UV test

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General description

Sinapic acid is a type of phenolic acid. Removal of amino group from phenylalanine, catalysing with enzyme phenylalanine ammonia-lyase forms cinnamic acid. The precursor of hydroxycinnamates is produced after hydroxylation of benzene ring. One of the precursors produced is sinapic acid.


Sinapic acid was suitable as phenolic standard for HPLC analysis in determination of Sinapic acid derivatives in Canola extracts. 10 g/L of sinapinic acid with solvent was suitable as matrix for ultraviolet laser desorption mass spectrometric determination of proteins. It was also suitable to use as matrix for MALDI-TOFMS and MALDI-ion mobility-TOFMS to determine phospholipids in tissue.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 85429.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.


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Target Organs

Respiratory system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Shelley N Jackson et al.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 16(2), 133-138 (2005-02-08)
After water, lipids are the most common biomolecules found in the brain (12%). A brief perusal of the physiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology of the brain illustrates the importance of lipids. Recent advances in mass spectrometry have allowed the direct probing...
S.N. Singh
Climate Change and Crops, 249-249 (2009)
R C Beavis et al.
Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM, 3(12), 432-435 (1989-12-01)
The paper reports the discovery of three new matrices for the matrix-assisted laser desorption of proteins. These new matrices (sinapinic, ferulic and caffeic acids) are cinnamic acid derivatives that have several practical advantages over the nicotinic acid matrices previously used....
Rabie Khattab et al.
Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 87(2), 147-155 (2010-02-17)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with diode array detection (DAD) was used to determine the total phenolics, including sinapic acid derivatives in canola. Ten Western Canadian canola seeds, six other commodity canola seeds, their corresponding press cakes and meals...
Urszula Gawlik-Dziki et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 60(18), 4603-4612 (2012-04-17)
Phenolic acids profile and antioxidant activity of six diverse varieties of spelt are reported. Antioxidant activity was assessed using eight methods based on different mechanism of action. Phenolic acids composition of spelt differed significantly between varieties and ranged from 506.6...

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