Fertaric acid

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Fertaric acid
Chemical structure of fertaric acid
IUPAC name
2-hydroxy-3-{[(2E)-3-(4-hydroxy-3methoxyphenyl)prop-2-enoyl]oxy}butandioic acid
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Molar mass 326.25 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Fertaric acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid found in wine and grape.[1] It is an ester formed from ferulic acid bound to tartaric acid.

It is a metabolite of caftaric acid after catftaric acid was fed in rats. Fertaric acid is then found in plasma, kidney and urine.[2]


  1. ^ Branka Mozetič, Irma Tomažič, Andreja Škvarč and Polonca Trebše (2006). "Determination of Polyphenols in White grape Berries cv. Rebula" (PDF). Acta Chim. Slov. 53: 58–64. 
  2. ^ Vanzo, A; Cecotti, R; Vrhovsek, U; Torres, AM; Mattivi, F; Passamonti, S (2007). "The fate of trans-caftaric acid administered into the rat stomach". Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 55 (4): 1604–11. doi:10.1021/jf0626819. PMID 17300159.