Protocatechuic acid (PCA), also named 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid. It exists in the leaves of Euphorbiaceae ferns, llex and other plants, and it has antimicrobial effect.
Protocatechuic acid has a density of 1.54g/cm3 and a melting point of about 200 C. It is soluble in hot water, ethanol, ether, acetone and ethyl acetate, slightly soluble in cold water, and insoluble in benzene and chloroform. It decomposes in boiling water and releases carbon dioxide. Its aqueous solution is green when exposed to ferric chloride and dark red when exposed to sodium bicarbonate. Its appearance is like white powder, which changes color in the air.
Protocatechuic acid has a variety of biological activities for different molecular targets, it has the effects of anti-bacterial, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic and neuroprotection. What’ more, Protocatechuic acid has a potential chemical protective effect, it can inhibit chemical carcinogens in vitro and produce apoptotic and anti-apoptotic effects in different aspects. Therefore, protocatechuic acid mainly applied in in antiviral drugs.
With the generalization of protocatechuic acid applies in medicine, feed and other fields, the production and demand of protocatechuic acid have been increasing a lot. At present domestic enterprises almost take chemical technology process. But However, chemical synthesis wastes are large, and the pressure of environmental protection for production enterprises is high.
Shunxiang Medicine produced protocatechuic acid by biological method (enzymatic method). This method is green, environmentally friendly and sustainable. Compared with chemical method, cinxiang medicine has economic competitiveness and has good industrial application prospects.
Nanjing Shunxiang Pharmaceutical Corporation is a 20-year-old manufacturer with high quality protocatechuic acid and competitive price.
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