Methyl gallate

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Methyl gallate
Chemical structure of methyl gallate
CAS number 99-24-1
PubChem 7428
ChemSpider 7150
EC number 202-741-7
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Molecular formula C8H8O5
Molar mass 184.15 g mol−1
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 gallate is a phenolic compound found in Terminalia myriocarpa[1] and Geranium niveum.[2] It is also found in wine.

It is the methyl ester of gallic acid.

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  1. ^ Marzouk, Mohamed S.A.; El-Toumy, Sayed A.A.; Moharram, Fatma A.; Shalaby, NM; Ahmed, AA (2002). "Pharmacologically Active Ellagitannins from Terminalia myriocarpa". Planta Medica 68 (6): 523–7. doi:10.1055/s-2002-32549. PMID 12094296. 
  2. ^ Calzada, F; Cerda-García-Rojas, CM; Meckes, M; Cedillo-Rivera, R; Bye, R; Mata, R (1999). "Geranins a and B, new antiprotozoal A-type proanthocyanidins from Geranium niveum". Journal of natural products 62 (5): 705–9. doi:10.1021/np980467b. PMID 10346950.