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Creation date2015-05-07 21:06:27 UTC
Update date2018-05-29 01:54:57 UTC
Primary IDFDB031135
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB000847
Chemical Information
FooDB Nameprotocatechuate
Description3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, also known as protocatechuic acid or 4-carboxy-1,2-dihydroxybenzene, belongs to hydroxybenzoic acid derivatives class of compounds. Those are compounds containing a hydroxybenzoic acid (or a derivative), which is a benzene ring bearing a carboxyl and a hydroxyl groups. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is soluble (in water) and a weakly acidic compound (based on its pKa). 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid can be synthesized from benzoic acid. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is also a parent compound for other transformation products, including but not limited to, methyl 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate, ethyl 3,4-dihydroxybenzoate, and 1-(3,4-dihydroxybenzoyl)-beta-D-glucopyranose. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is a mild, balsamic, and phenolic tasting compound and can be found in a number of food items such as white mustard, grape wine, abalone, and asian pear, which makes 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid can be found primarily in blood, feces, and urine, as well as in human fibroblasts and testes tissues. 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid exists in all eukaryotes, ranging from yeast to humans. Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is a dihydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid. It is a major metabolite of antioxidant polyphenols found in green tea. It has mixed effects on normal and cancer cells in in vitro and in vivo studies .
CAS Number99-50-3
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
4,5-Dihydroxybenzoic acidChEBI
4-Carboxy-1,2-dihydroxybenzeneChEBI
Protocatehuic acidChEBI
3,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acidKegg
ProtocatechuateKegg
4,5-DihydroxybenzoateGenerator
ProtocatehuateGenerator
3,4-DihydroxybenzoateGenerator
Protocatechuic acid, monosodium saltHMDB
Protocatechuic acid, carboxy-14C-labeledHMDB
2,4-DihydroxybenzoateHMDB
2,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acidHMDB
b-ResorcylateHMDB
b-Resorcylic acidHMDB
beta-ResorcylateHMDB
beta-Resorcylic acidHMDB
3,4-DHBAHMDB
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility12.4 g/LALOGPS
logP1.32ALOGPS
logP1.02ChemAxon
logS-1.1ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.16ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-6.3ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count3ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area77.76 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count1ChemAxon
Refractivity37.28 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability13.85 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC7H6O4
IUPAC name3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C7H6O4/c8-5-2-1-4(7(10)11)3-6(5)9/h1-3,8-9H,(H,10,11)
InChI KeyYQUVCSBJEUQKSH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESOC(=O)C1=CC(O)=C(O)C=C1
Average Molecular Weight154.121
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight154.026608673
Classification
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hydroxybenzoic acid derivatives. Hydroxybenzoic acid derivatives are compounds containing a hydroxybenzoic acid (or a derivative), which is a benzene ring bearing a carboxyl and a hydroxyl groups.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassBenzoic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentHydroxybenzoic acid derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Dihydroxybenzoic acid
  • Hydroxybenzoic acid
  • Benzoic acid
  • Benzoyl
  • Catechol
  • 1-hydroxy-4-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • 1-hydroxy-2-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • Phenol
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionNot Available
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Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
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ChemSpider IDNot Available
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CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDNot Available
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Dr. Duke IDNot Available
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
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Flavornet IDNot Available
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Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
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