Definitions for p-coumaric acid
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word p-coumaric acid
p-Coumaric acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid, an organic compound that is a hydroxy derivative of cinnamic acid. There are three isomers of coumaric acid- o-coumaric acid, m-coumaric acid, and p-coumaric acid- that differ by the position of the hydroxy substitution of the phenyl group. p-Coumaric acid is the most abundant isomer of the three in nature. p-Coumaric acid exists in two forms trans-p-coumaric acid and cis-p-coumaric acid. It is a crystalline solid that is slightly soluble in water, but well soluble in ethanol and diethyl ether. Together with sinapyl alcohol and coniferyl alcohols, p-coumaric acid is a major component of lignin.
Find a translation for the p-coumaric acid definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these p-coumaric acid definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"p-coumaric acid." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/p-coumaric acid>.