Methyl caffeate

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Methyl caffeate
Methyl caffeate.PNG
Chemical structure of methyl caffeate
CAS number 3843-74-1
PubChem 689075
ChemSpider 600455
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C10H10O4
Molar mass 194.18 g/mol
Related compounds
Related compounds Caffeic acid, Ethyl caffeate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Methyl caffeate is an ester of an hydroxycinnamic acid, a naturally occurring phenolic compound.

Natural occurrences[edit]

It can be found in Polygonum amplexicaule var. sinense (Chinese name: Xuesanqi), a widely distributed medicinal plant in China[1] and in the fruit of Solanum torvum.[2]

Health effect[edit]

Methyl caffeate shows an antidiabetic effect in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.[2]


  1. ^ Isolation, identification and determination of methyl caffeate, ethyl caffeate and other phenolic compounds from Polygonum amplexicaule var. sinense. Meixian Xiang, Hanwen Su, Jinyue Hu and Yunjun Yan, Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol., 4 May 2011, 5(9), pages 1685–1691 (abstract)
  2. ^ a b Antihyperglycemic activity and antidiabetic effect of methylcaffeate isolated from Solanum torvum Swartz. fruit in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Gopalsamy Rajiv Gandhi, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Michael Gabriel Paulraj, Ponnusamy Sasikumar, European Journal of Pharmacology, Volume 670, Issues 2–3, 30 November 2011, Pages 623–631, doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2011.09.159

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