Shikimic acid

Catalog No. Size PriceQuantity
M7699-2 2mg solid $80
M7699-10 10mg solid $240


Shikimic acid is a key metabolic intermediate of the aromatic amino acid biosynthesis pathway, found in microbes and plants.

Product information

CAS Number: 138-59-0

Molecular Weight: 174.15

Formula: C7H10O5


(–)-Shikimic Acid

L-Shikimic Acid

Shikimic acid

Chemical Name: (3R, 4S, 5R)-3, 4, 5-trihydroxycyclohex-1-ene-1-carboxylic acid

Smiles: OC(=O)C1C[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H](O)C=1


InChi: InChI=1S/C7H10O5/c8-4-1-3(7(11)12)2-5(9)6(4)10/h1,4-6,8-10H,2H2,(H,11,12)/t4-,5-,6-/m1/s1

Technical Data

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: ≥12 months 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

How to use

In Vitro:

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.


  1. Brown SA, et al. Nature, 1955, 175(4459), 688-689.

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