Shikimic Acid

Shikimic acid is a white crystalline compound of nonnitrogenous acid found in various plants. It has two fuctional groups in the same molecule, hydroxyl groups and a carboxylic acid group which are optically active. They can yield various kinds of esters and salts. It belongs to the class of cyclitols, which means it is a hydroxylated cycloalkane containing at least three hydroxy groups, each attached to a different ring carbon atom. It is a key intermediates in the biochemical pathway from phosphoenolpyruvic acid to tyrosine. It is used as a biosynthetic precursor of many alkaloids, aromatic amino acids.

Formula c7h10o5
Mol wt.174.15

3,4,5-trihydroxy-1-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid; 3,4,5-trihydroxy-1- cyclohexene carboxylic acid;


Physical and chemical properties

Physical state white powder
Melting point 185 - 187 c
Boling point
Specific gravity 1.64
Solubility in water 180 (g/l)
Vapor density


Nfpa ratings health:1; flammability:0; reactivity:0
Refractive index

Flash point

General description & applications

Sales specification
White powder
98.0% min

0.5% max

Loss on drying
1.0% max

Sales Terms & Specifications:

Model No.CAS NO. 138-59-0
Place Of OriginChina
Price TermsFOB / CIF / EXW(Factory Price)
Terms Of PaymentT/T, Western Union, PayPal, L/C at sight
Supply Ability2MT per month
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