Ferulic Acid Rice Husk extract Vegetable Extract powder 537-98-4
|Product name||Ferulic acid||Specification||98% (HPLC)|
|Molecular weight||194.19||Molecular formula||C10H10O4|
|CAS NO||537-98-4||Appearance||white powder|
|Botanical source||Oryza sativa L.||Used part||Rice bran|
What is ferulic acid
Ferulic acid is a natural chemical that is found in the cell walls
It is one of a number of natural plant chemicals, called
which are found in a wide variety of plant species. The official
name for this chemical is 4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamic acid, and its
molecular formula is C10H10O4.
The chemical is synthesized within plant cells by an enzyme called
Function of ferulic acid
1 Antineoplastic Action
In a study of the inhibitory effects of three phenolic compounds on
benzo[a]pyrene- and 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced
neoplasia in mice
ferulic acid and chlorogenic acid were active—although less so than
ellagic acid—against lung carcinogenesis, but were ineffective
against skin tumor formation.
2 Sun Protection
The vitamin E/ferulic acid compound alphatocopheryl ferulate
(alphaTF) has the capacity to absorb UV radiation, thereby
maintaining tocopherol in a stable state.
Thus, researchers investigated whether alphaTF can act as a
depigmenting agent and antioxidant to improve and prevent UVinduced
In a recent study of the freeradical scavenging abilities of
ferulic acid and eugenol that may summarize current thinking on
this potent phenolic compound, ferulic acid was deemed an effective
The investigators concluded it may be useful in preventing cell
damage by free radicals.
As an antioxidant, ferulic acid will pair with molecules called
Left untouched, free radicals in the body look for molecules to
bond with, often bonding with molecules in cell walls and damaging
the cell in the process.
In a 1992 report published in "Free Radical Biology and Medicine"
scientists classed ferulic acid as having "potent antioxidant
This is partly because it bonds easily with free radicals to create
stable phenoxy radicals.