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quin·ic ac·id(kwin'ik as'id),
l-quinic acid; the (-) isomer is an acid found in cinchona bark and elsewhere in plants; 5-dehydroquinic acid is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of l-phenylalanine, l-tyrosine, and l-tryptophan from carbohydrate precursors; quinic acid forms a γ-lactone on heating.
Synonym(s): kinic acid
C7H12O6, a crystalline acid present in some plants, including cinchona bark, and berries.
CAS # 77-95-2
See also: acid