Sodium ferulate

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Sodium ferulate
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Names
IUPAC name
Sodium (E)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate
Identifiers
24276-84-4 N
ChemSpider 4479130 YesY
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PubChem 5321361
Properties
C10H9NaO4
Molar mass 216.17 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Sodium ferulate (SF), the sodium salt of ferulic acid, is a drug used in traditional Chinese medicine for treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and to prevent thrombosis. It is found in the root of Angelica sinensis. It is considered safe and effective.[1] Ferulic acid can also be extracted from the root of the Chinese herb Ligusticum chuanxiong.[2]

Kraft Foods has patented the use of sodium ferulate to mask the aftertaste of the artificial sweetener acesulfame potassium.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wang, B. H.; Ou-Yang, J. P. (2005). "Pharmacological Actions of Sodium Ferulate in Cardiovascular System". Cardiovascular Drug Reviews 23 (2): 161–172. doi:10.1111/j.1527-3466.2005.tb00163.x. PMID 16007232. 
  2. ^ Wang, W.; Sun, Y. (2008). "Ultrasonic Extraction of Ferulic Acid from Ligusticum chuanxiong". Journal of the Chinese Institute of Chemical Engineers 39 (6): 653–656. doi:10.1016/j.jcice.2008.05.012. 
  3. ^ US patent 5336513, Riemer, J. A., "Bitterness Inhibitors", issued 1994-08-09, assigned to Kraft General Foods