Record Information
Creation date2018-04-16 12:22:02 UTC
Update date2018-04-27 10:08:24 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC001130
FoodDB RecordFDB012801
Chemical Information
NameFerulic acid
DescriptionFerulic acid, also known as ferulate, is a member of the class of compounds known as hydroxycinnamic acids. Ferulic acid is practically insoluble (in water) and a weakly acidic compound (based on its pKa). Ferulic acid can be found in a number of food items. It is an abundant phenolic phytochemical found in plant cell walls, covalently bonded as side chains to molecules such as arabinoxylans. Metabolite of caffeic acid, present in many fruit and plant foods.
CAS Number1135-24-6
4-Hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid, 8CIdb_source
Caffeic acid 3-methyl etherdb_source
Ferulic aciddb_source
Chemical FormulaC10H10O4
IUPAC name(2Z)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-enoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=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-
Isomeric SMILES[H]\C(=C(/[H])C1=CC(OC)=C(O)C=C1)C(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight194.184
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight194.057908808
Chemical Taxonomy
FamilyHydroxycinnamic acids
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
Present in many berries, stone fruits, herbs, cereals and other foods
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity Available1 to 5 mg
Delivery Time2 weeks
Storage Formpowder
Storage ConditionsRT
StabilityIsomerisation by UV radiation
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Claudine ManachINRAE, Human Nutrition, Research Center Clermont-Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Clermont-Ferrand, FR,
Commercial Vendors
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