Ferulic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ferulic Acid Properties

Ferulic Acid

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Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid, a type of organic compound. It is an abundant phenolic phytochemical found in plant cell wall components such as arabinoxylans as covalent side chains. It is related to trans-cinnamic acid. As a component of lignin, ferulic acid is a precursor in the manufacture of other aromatic compounds.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Slightly yellow powder
CAS Number 537-98-4
Density 1.316 g/cm3
EINECS Number 208-679-7
IUPAC Name (E)-3-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy-phenyl)prop-2-enoic acid
InChI 1S/C10H10O4/c1-14-9-6-7(2-4-8(9)11)3-5-10(12)13/h2-6,11H,1H3,(H,12,13)/b5-3+
Melting Point 168-172 °C
Molar Mass 194.18 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H10O4
RTECS Number UD3365500
Synonyms 2-Propenoic acid, 3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-;Ferulic Acid;3-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid;3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)acrylic acid;3-Methoxy-4-hydroxycinnamic acid;4-Hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid;Coniferic Acid;trans-Ferulic Acid;(E)-Ferulic Acid