Key Applications: Antioxidant
Application Areas: Molecular biology
Product Type: Biochemicals
Density: 1.317 g/cm3 (Lit.)
Boiling Point: 372.31°C (Lit.)
Melting Point: 168 - 175°C
Refractive Index: 1.627 (Lit.)
UV/Visible Absorbance: 322 - 325 nm (methanol)
Presentation: Tan Powder
Format: Pale Yellow Powder
Detection Method: FTIR
Solubility: Soluble in hot water. (Lit.)
Storage & Handling: Room Temperature
Ferulic acid is a chemopreventive caffeic acid analogue. Ferulic acid is an inhibitor of 5-LO (5-lipoxygenase) and 12-LO (12-lipoxygenase).
Ferulic acid is an antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals (superoxide, nitric oxide and hydroxyl radical) which could cause oxidative damage of cell membranes and DNA.
Hydroxycinnamic acid found in plant-based foods.