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Homogentisic acid

analytical standard

Synonym: 2,5-Dihydroxyphenylacetic acid

  • CAS Number 451-13-8

  • Linear Formula (HO)2C6H3CH2CO2H

  • Molecular Weight 168.15

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 2692860

  •  EC Number 207-192-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00004324

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories Alcohols and Phenols, Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Phytochemical Standards
Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
assay   ≥98.0% (GC)
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
mp   150-152 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Food and Beverages
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   OC(=O)Cc1cc(O)ccc1O
InChI   1S/C8H8O4/c9-6-1-2-7(10)5(3-6)4-8(11)12/h1-3,9-10H,4H2,(H,11,12)
InChI key   IGMNYECMUMZDDF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Homogentisic acid is a phenolic acid which is obtained as an intermediate, in the catabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine.

Application

Homogentisic acid may be used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in strawberry tree honey samples, urine samples and biological fluids using chromatography based techniques.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
AH0589000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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