|Molecular weight||194.186 g/mol|
|Names and Identifiers|
|Traditional Name||Ferulic acid|
|CAS Registry Number||1135-24-6, 537-98-4, 97274-61-8|
Ferulic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid, an organic compound. It is an abundant phenolic phytochemical found in plant cell walls, covalently bonded as side chains to molecules such as arabinoxylans. As a component of lignin, ferulic acid is a precursor in the manufacture of other aromatic compounds. The name is derived from the genus Ferula, referring to the giant fennel (Ferula communis).