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Shikimic acid with CAS 138-59-0

what is of  Shikimic acid with CAS 138-59-0?  

A cyclohexenecarboxylic acid that is cyclohex-1-ene-1-carboxylic acid substituted by hydroxy groups at positions 3, 4 and 5 (the 3R,4S,5R stereoisomer). It is an intermediate metabolite in plants and micro rganisms.

1.Quick details of Shikimic acid with CAS 138-59-0

Type:Herbal Extract
Variety:Star Anise Extract
Extraction Type:Solvent Extraction
Packaging:Drum, Plastic Container, Vacuum Packed
Place of Origin:  China
Grade:food grade
Product Name:Factory Supply Star Anise Extract , Shikimic Acid CAS NO. 138-59-0
Active Ingredient:Shikimic Acid
Appearance:White Fine Powder
Test Method:HPLC
Odor &Taste:Characteristic
Manufacturer:For 10 years
Shelf life:24 months when properly stored.
Description of Shikimic acid with CAS 138-59-0
Melting point 185-187 °C (lit.)
alpha -180 º (c=4, H2O 25 ºC)
Boiling point 225.11°C (rough estimate)
density 1.52 g/cm3 (27.2℃)
refractive index -180 ° (C=1, H2O)
storage temp. 2-8°C
solubility 180g/l
pka pK (14.1°) 5.19
form Powder
color White to light beige or light gray
optical activity [α]/D -180.0±5.0°, c = 4 in H2O
Water Solubility 18 g/100 mL (20 ºC)


Naturally occurring (-)-form is a major biosynthetic precursor of phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan and hence of the majority of plant alkaloids. It is also involved in the biosynthesis of lignin, flavonpids and other important aromatic compounds.