Record Information
Creation date2010-04-08 22:04:30 UTC
Update date2020-02-24 19:11:08 UTC
Primary IDFDB000258
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB Namep-Coumaric acid ethyl ester
DescriptionEthyl (2e)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate is a member of the class of compounds known as coumaric acid esters. Coumaric acid esters are aromatic compounds containing an ester derivative of coumaric acid. Ethyl (2e)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate is slightly soluble (in water) and a very weakly acidic compound (based on its pKa). Ethyl (2e)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate can be found in vinegar, which makes ethyl (2e)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate a potential biomarker for the consumption of this food product.
CAS NumberNot Available
Ethyl (2E)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoic acidGenerator
Ethyl coumarateMeSH
p-Coumarate ethyl esterGenerator
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Chemical FormulaC11H12O3
IUPAC name
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C11H12O3/c1-2-14-11(13)8-5-9-3-6-10(12)7-4-9/h3-8,12H,2H2,1H3/b8-5+
Isomeric SMILES[H]\C(=C(\[H])C1=CC=C(O)C=C1)C(=O)OCC
Average Molecular Weight192.2112
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight192.07864425
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as coumaric acid esters. These are aromatic compounds containing an ester derivative of coumaric acid.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassPhenylpropanoids and polyketides
ClassCinnamic acids and derivatives
Sub ClassHydroxycinnamic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentCoumaric acid esters
Alternative Parents
  • Coumaric acid ester
  • Coumaric acid or derivatives
  • Cinnamic acid ester
  • Styrene
  • 1-hydroxy-2-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • Fatty acid ester
  • Phenol
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Benzenoid
  • Fatty acyl
  • Enoate ester
  • Alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available


Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
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KEGG Compound IDNot Available
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Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer ID491
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDNot Available
EAFUS IDNot Available
Dr. Duke IDNot Available
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDNot Available
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
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Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
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Content Reference— Rothwell JA, Pérez-Jiménez J, Neveu V, Medina-Ramon A, M'Hiri N, Garcia Lobato P, Manach C, Knox K, Eisner R, Wishart D, Scalbert A. (2013) Phenol-Explorer 3.0: a major update of the Phenol-Explorer database to incorporate data on the effects of food processing on polyphenol content. Database, 10.1093/database/bat070.