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C0625 Sigma-Aldrich

Caffeic acid

≥98.0% (HPLC)

Synonym: 3,4-Dihydroxybenzeneacrylic acid, 3,4-Dihydroxycinnamic acid, 3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid

  • CAS Number 331-39-5

  • Linear Formula (HO)2C6H3CH=CHCO2H

  • Molecular Weight 180.16

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1954563

  •  EC Number 206-361-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00004392

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24278290

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Description

Packaging

2, 5, 25 g in poly bottle

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.

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.

Features and Benefits

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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.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
GD8950000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin


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Protocols & Articles

Articles

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Discover Bioactive Small Molecules for Nitric Oxide & Cell Stress Research

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HPLC Analysis of Flavonoids on Ascentis® RP-Amide

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Flavonoids on Ascentis® RP-Amide
Keywords: Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Vitamins

HPLC Analysis of Polyphenols in Nero d'Avola Red Wine on Discovery® HS C18 (UV 280 nm)

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Polyphenols in Nero d'Avola Red Wine on Discovery® HS C18 (UV 280 nm)
Keywords: Chromatography, Clinical, High performance liquid chromatography

MSMLS Online Plate Map

Metabolite descriptors included with the software download upon purchase of the product include: Name, Parent CID, molecular formula, molecular weight, CAS, ChEBI, HMDB ID, PubChem Compound and Subst...
Keywords: Mass spectrometry, Metabolites

Modulators and Proteins for Methylation

DNA methyltransferases are a family of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a methyl group to DNA. There are five related DNA cytosine-5-methyltransferases (DNMTs) that transfer a methyl group from ...
Savita Bagga, PhD.
BioFiles v7 n3, 2012, 7–9
Keywords: Gene expression, Methylations, PAGE

The Role of Inflammation in Neurodegeneration

It is well established that the brain can sense and react to peripheral insults through the rapid induction of fever and other neuroendocrine changes in response to events such as infection and tissu...
Scott Hauser, Technology Transfer Specialist, Sigma® Life Science
Biofiles, Vol. 8, No. 19
Keywords: Adhesion, Central Nervous System, Diseases, Gene expression, Inflammation, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Reductions

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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