Feed Additives Shikimic acid CAS 138-59-0
Quick Details for Shikimic acid
Product Name: Shikimic acid
Synonyms: L-SHIKIMIC ACID;(3R,4S,5R)-3,4,5-TRIHYDROXY-1-CYCLOHEXENECARBOXYLIC ACID;(3R,4S,5R)-3,4,5-TRIHYDROXY-CYCLOHEX-1-ENECARBOXYLIC ACID;(3R,4S,5R)-3,4,5-TRIHYDROXYL-1-CYCLOHEXENE-1-CARBOXYLIC ACID;(3R,4S,5R)-TRIHYDROXY-1-CYCLOHEXENE-1-CARBOXYLIC ACID;(-)3ALPHA,4ALPHA,5BETA-TRIHYDROXY-1-CYCLOHEXENE-1-CARBOXYLIC ACID;1-CYCLOHEXENE-1-CARBOXYLIC ACID, 3,4,5-TRIHYDROXY-, (3R,4S,5R);3,4,5-TRIHYDROXY-1-CYCLOHEXENE-1-CARBOXYLIC ACID
Product Categories: API intermediates;Chiral Reagents;Chiral Building Blocks;Simple Alcohols (Chiral);Synthetic Organic Chemistry;Natural Plant Extract;API;chemical reagent;pharmaceutical intermediate;phytochemical;reference standards from Chinese medicinal herbs (TCM).;standardized herbal extract;Antibiotic;Plant Extract;Inhibitors
Melting point : 185-187 °C(lit.)
Chemical Properties : White Solid
Usage : Naturally occurring (-)-form is a major biosynthetic precursor of phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan and hence of the majority of plant alkaloids. It is also involved in the biosynthesis of lignin, flavonpids and other important aromatic compounds.
Shikimic acid Description
Shikimic acid is present in dry and mature fruits of the orchid orchidaceae. The octagonal is an evergreen tree that grows in a moist, warm half-yin environment, up to 30 meters high. Mainly distributed in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou and other provinces of the soil loose mountain. The bark is gray to reddish-brown. Oval-shaped whole leaf, lanceolate growth, leaves leathery, short handle, long 6-12 cm wide and 2-5 cm, visible on the surface of transparent oil. Spring and autumn flowering. Flowers are born in leaf axils. There are three yellow-green sepals; 6-9 slices of perianth, pink to dark red. Fall to the second spring results.
Aggregate fruit star-shaped octagonal, 1-2 cm long, 3-5 cm wide, high <1 cm. After the green from green to yellow. The top of the eye is blunt or blunt, each containing a 6 mm long seed. The fruit is picked in autumn and winter, reddish brown or yellowish brown after drying. Smell aromatic and sweet.
Mang grass, also known as the wild octagonal, as a shrub, evergreen, the seeds were light brown, shiny, flowering in May, fruit from September to October, mainly distributed in the barren hills below 1,200 meters, , The fruit contains a lot of shikimic acid, fruit and octagonal are very similar, but toxic, should avoid confusion.
Shikimic acid Use
Shikimic acid is a key precursor for many alkaloids, aromatic amines, indole derivatives and chiral drug synthesis. Recently, shikimic acid was used as the starting material for oseltamivir (the active ingredient of Tamiflu), and oseltamivir was a neuraminidase inhibitor that could be used to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B.