Urocanic acid

Urocanic acid

$56.00 - 5 mg

$196.00 - 25 mg

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Synonyms
Imidazole-4-acrylic acid; 4-Imidazolylacrylic acid; 5-Imidazoleacrylic acid; NSC 66357; Urocaninic acid
CAS #
104-98-3
Molecular Formula
C6H6N2O2
Molecular Weight
138.12
Purity
>95% by HPLC
Long Term Storage
-20°C
Solubility
Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO.
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Application Notes

Urocanic acid is a cinnamic acid-like compound formed by the decarboxylation of histidine by the enzyme, histidase. Urocanic acid is produced by a number of Bacillus, Streptomyces and other bacteria, but is also broadly found in microbial fermentations. Urocanic acid has weak activity in a diverse range of bioassays and is a useful standard for analytical and bioassay dereplication of crude microbial extracts.

References

  • Urocanic acid production by sporogenous bacteria. II. Culture conditions and mechanisms of urocanic acid accumulation. Imanaka, H., Agri. Biol. Chem. 1962, 26, 49.
  • Algicidal metabolites produced by Bacillus sp. strain B1 against Phaeocystis globose. Zhao L. et al., J. Indust. Microbiol Biotechnol. 2014, 41, 593.

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