Agent Name

Ferulic acid

CAS Number

1135-24-6

Formula

C10-H10-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid; 3-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)acrylic acid; 3-Methoxy-4-hydroxycinnamic acid; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy cinnamic acid; Cinnamic acid, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-; Coniferic acid; 2-Propenoic acid, 3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid; [ChemIDplus] Caffeic acid 3-methyl ester; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

cis-Form is a yellow liquid; trans-Form is a solid; [Merck Index] trans-Isomer: Tan powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in small amounts in many plants; Used as a food preservative; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes changes in motor activity, ataxia, and rigidity (including catalepsy) in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 > 350 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cinnamic acid." See See "Sinapinic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.69E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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