Shikimic Acid

Brief Description
CAS No.: 138-59-0 Other Names: 3,4,5-Trihydroxy-1-Cyclohexene-1-C... MF: C7H10O5
EINECS No.: 25-334-2 Place of Origin: Guangxi China (Mainland) Type: Auxiliaries and Other Medicinal Chemicals
Grade Standard: Medicine Grade Purity: 99% appearance: white powder or crystal
CAS No.: 138-59-0 Type: Natural Flavour & Fragrances EINECS No.: 25-334-2
Purity: 99% Natural Variety: Plant Extract FEMA No.: 2588
Usage: Daily Flavor, Food Flavor, Tobacco Flavo... MF: C7H10O5 
Delivery Terms & Packaging
Packaging Detail:Carton drum
Delivery Detail:within 10 days
Shikimic Acid

1.Name: Shikimic acid
2.CAS NO: 138-59-0
3.Formula: C7H10O5
4.Molecular weight: 174.15
5Apperance: white powder

Name:  Shikimic acid

CAS NO:  138-59-0

Synonyms:  3,4,5-Trihydroxy-1-Cyclohexene-1-Carboxylic Acid; 3,4,5-Trihydroxy-1- cyclohexene carboxylic acid

Formula:  C7H10O5

Molecular weight:  174.15

Apperance:  white powder / crystal

Melting point:  185-187ºC

Solubility in water at 20ºC:  18g/100ml

Assay by HPLC:  purity 98% min.

Ash:  0.5% max.

Loss on drying:  1% max.

Production:  extracted from star anise fruit

Packing:  paper drum,25Kg each net

Storage:  in tightly closed container under cool,dry and well-ventilated shelter away from light and source of ignition

Shelf life:  24 months min.

Usage:  as precursor of many alkaloids, aromatic amino acids, and indole derivatives. also widely used as a chiral building block for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals. An example of end product is an antiviral drug oseltamivir(tamiflu),a neuraminidase inhibitor used in the treatment and prophylaxis of both influenza A and influenza B.