trans-Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid found predominantly in plant cell wall components. Given its bioavailability it has been used in several studies with bacteria such as Pseudomonas acidovorans and fungi like Sporotrichum pulverulentum for analyzing metabolism and degradation of trans-Ferulic acid. In several different studies the inclusion of trans-ferulic acid as part of a complex was useful for stabilizing or increasing the absorption of pharmaceuticals or vitamins. It has chemical properties that make it both an antioxidant and a metabolite of eukaryotes in plants. For lab applications it is used as a matrix for proteins in MALDI mass spectrometry and as a reagent for the synthesis of vanillin, along with other cyclic molecules. It can also be used to esterify methacrylated dextran and itself can form a polymerize.
MW: 194.18 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature.
PubChem Chemical ID: 445858