gentisic acid


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gentisic acid

[jen′tis·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C7H6O4 A crystalline compound that forms monoclinic prisms from a water solution, sublimes at 200°C, melts at 250°C, and is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, sodium, and salt; used in medicine. Also known as gentianic acid.
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The antibacterial activity exerted by both extracts might be attributed to the presence of bioactive constituents such as catechin, rutin and apigenin, gallic acid, gentisic acid cinnamic acids detected by HPLC-TOF/MS.
Studies with labeled aspirin showed that applied aspirin to cotyledons is converted to salicylic acid and gentisic acid (2, 5-dihydroxybenzoic acid) (Groenewald, 1981).