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C0625

Sigma-Aldrich

Caffeic acid

≥98.0% (HPLC)

Synonym(s):
3,4-Dihydroxybenzeneacrylic acid, 3,4-Dihydroxycinnamic acid, 3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid
Linear Formula:
(HO)2C6H3CH=CHCO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
180.16
Beilstein:
1954563
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

Quality Level

assay

≥98.0% (HPLC)

form

powder

mp

211-213 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

ethanol: 50 mg/mL

SMILES string

OC(=O)\C=C\c1ccc(O)c(O)c1

InChI

1S/C9H8O4/c10-7-3-1-6(5-8(7)11)2-4-9(12)13/h1-5,10-11H,(H,12,13)/b4-2+

InChI key

QAIPRVGONGVQAS-DUXPYHPUSA-N

Gene Information

human ... ELA2(1991)
rat ... Alox5(25290)

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General description

Caffeic acid exists in its free and ester form. It is considered as the predominant polyphenol, contributing to the hydroxycinnamic acid content in various fruits. Coffee is one of the major source of caffeic acid.

Application

Caffeic acid has been used as a standard of phenolic acid in the study to determine the total phenolic acid content in vegetables after subjecting to alkaline and acid hydrolysis. It has also been used to determine its antioxidant activity by various assay methods.

Packaging

2, 5, 25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

A natural dietary phenolic compound found in plants that is an anti-oxidant. Inhibits the synthesis of leukotrienes that are involved in immunoregulation, inflammation and allergy. Inhibits Cu2+-induced LDL oxidation.
Caffeic acid and other polyphenols are metabolized by going through enzyme catalysed methyl transfer, sulfation and glucuronic acid addition. It non-competitively prevents the action of 5-lipoxygenase. Caffeic acid ready undergoes hydrolysis in alkaline conditions.

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Carc. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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