Agent Name

Quinic acid

CAS Number

77-95-2

Formula

C7-H12-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(-)-1,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid; (-)-Quinic acid; Chinasaure; Chinic acid; Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid, 1,3,4,5-tetrahydroxy-, (1R-(1-alpha,3-alpha,4-alpha,5-beta))-; D-(-)-Quinic acid; D-Quinic acid; Kinic acid; 1,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid (1R-(1alpha,3alpha,4alpha,5beta); Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid, 1,3,4,5-tetrahydroxy-, (-)-; Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid, 1,3,4,5-tetrahydroxy-, (1alpha,3R,4alpha,5R)-; Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid, 1,3,4,5-tetrahydroxy-, (1theta-(1alpha,3alpha,4alpha,5beta))-; [ChemIDplus] (1alpha,3R,4alpha,5R)-1,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxycyclohexanecarboxylic acid; (-)-Hexahydro-1,3,4,5-tetrahydroxybenzoic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in cinchona bark, tobacco leaves, carrot leaves, apples, peaches, and many other plants; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Catechol."

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