3-O-Methylgallic acid

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M12679-2 2mg solid $80
M12679-10 10mg solid $240


3-O-Methylgallic acid (3, 4-Dihydroxy-5-methoxybenzoic acid) is an anthocyanin metabolite and has potent antioxidant capacity. 3-O-methylgallic acid inhibits Caco-2 cell proliferation with an IC50 value of 24.1 μM. 3-O-methylgallic acid also induces cell apoptosis and has anti-cancer effects.

Product information

CAS Number: 3934-84-7

Molecular Weight: 184.15

Formula: C8H8O5


3,4-Dihydroxy-5-methoxybenzoic acid

Chemical Name: 3, 4-dihydroxy-5-methoxybenzoic acid

Smiles: COC1=CC(=CC(O)=C1O)C(O)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C8H8O5/c1-13-6-3-4(8(11)12)2-5(9)7(6)10/h2-3,9-10H,1H3,(H,11,12)

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : 50 mg/mL (271.52 mM; Need ultrasonic) H2O : 2.2 mg/mL (11.95 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200


  1. Forester SC, et al. Gut metabolites of anthocyanins, gallic acid, 3-O-methylgallic acid, and 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzaldehyde, inhibit cell proliferation of Caco-2 cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2010 May 12;58(9):5320-7.
  2. Forester SC, The anthocyanin metabolites gallic acid, 3-O-methylgallic acid, and 2,4,6-trihydroxybenzaldehyde decrease human colon cancer cell viability by regulating pro-oncogenic signals. Mol Carcinog. 2014 Jun;53(6):432-9.

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