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Product Name: Shikimic Acid
Molecular Formula: C7H10O5
Molecular Weight: 174.16
CAS Number: 138-59-0
Appearance: white powder
Assay: 98% HPLC
Shikimic acid, more commonly known as its anionic form shikimate, is an important biochemical intermediate in plants and microorganisms. Its name comes from the Japanese flower shikimi, from which it was first isolated.
Shikimic acid is a precursor for:
1) the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine,
2) indole, indole derivatives and aromatic amino acid tryptophan,
3) many alkaloids and other aromatic metabolites,
4) tannins, flavonoids, and lignin.
Action and Uses:
Shikimic acid have the function of anti-inflammation, antalgic, it is a media of antivirus and anticancer. It can inhibit blood platelet assembling and Thrombosis by affecting the metabolism of Arachidonic acid.