Gallic Acid is a trihydroxybenzoic acid, a type of phenolic acid.
- Anti-fungal and anti-viral properties
- Treats albuminuria and diabetes
- Used as a remote astringent in cases of internal haemorrhage
Gallic acid is used as a standard for determining the phenol content of various analytes by the Folin-Ciocalteau assay. It was found to show cytotoxicity against cancer cells, without harming healthy cells. Gallic acid is a water soluble phenolic acid present in grapes and in the leaves of many plants. Gallic acid esters, such as tannins, catechin gallates and aliphatic gallates are potent antioxidants in vitro. However, gallic acid itself also appears to have antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and antiangiogenic activity in vitro.
Key Applications: Antioxidant
Application Areas: Pharmaceuticals
Product Type: Biochemicals
Biochemical Category: Pharmaceuticals
Density: 1.694 g/mL (Lit.)
Melting Point: 250 - 260°C
Presentation: Fine, Off-white Powder
Format: Fine Powder
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water; soluble in alcohol, ether, glycerol, acetone.
Storage & Handling: Store at Room Temperature (15-30°C). Store Desiccated. Protect from light.