Shikimic acid is a key metabolic intermediate of the aromatic amino acid biosynthesis pathway, found in microbes and plants.
CAS Number: 138-59-0
Molecular Weight: 174.15
Chemical Name: (3R, 4S, 5R)-3, 4, 5-trihydroxycyclohex-1-ene-1-carboxylic acid
Appearance: Solid Power
Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Solubility: DMSO: 35 mg/mL(200.97 mM). Water: 35 mg/mL(200.97 mM).
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
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Shikimic acid (Shikimate), more commonly known as its anionic form shikimate, is an important biochemical intermediate in plants and microorganisms. Shikimic acid is a precursor for: the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine；indole, indole derivatives and aromatic amino acid tryptophan；many alkaloids and other aromatic metabolites；tannins, flavonoids, and lignin.
- Brown SA, et al. Nature, 1955, 175(4459), 688-689.
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