2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid Properties

2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid

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2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic acid is a dihydroxybenzoic acid, a type of organic compound. It is incorporated into various siderophores, which are molecules that strongly complex iron ions for absorption into bacteria. It consists of a catechol group, which upon deprotonation binds iron centers very strongly, and the carboxylic acid group by which the ring attaches to various scaffolds via amide linkages. A famous high affinity siderophore is enterochelin, which contains three dihydroxybenzoyl substituents linked to the depsitripeptide of serine.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless solid
CAS Number 303-38-8
Density 1.559 g/cm3
EINECS Number 206-139-5
IUPAC Name 2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid
InChI 1S/C7H6O4/c8-5-3-1-2-4(6(5)9)7(10)11/h1-3,8-9H,(H,10,11)
Melting Point 204-206 °C
Molar Mass 154.12 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H6O4
RTECS Number DG8576490
Synonyms DHBA;2,3-DHB;Benzoicacid, 2,3-dihydroxy-;o-Pyrocatechuicacid