Shikimic acid

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Molecular weight:

174,16 g/mol

Plant: poisonous shikim fruit (?), star anise (Illicium verum).

  • Shikimic acid is a biochemical intermediate in the metabolism of plants and microorganisms in the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids.
  • History: Shikimic acid was first isolated from Japanese star anise by Johan Fredrik Eykman in 1885.

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