Shikimic acid is a white crystal compound of nonnitrogenous acid found in various plants naturally. They can yieldvarious kinds of est ers and salts. The most important feature of cyclitol is that there are chiral isomers, key intermediates in the biosynthesis of aromatic compounds in living metabolism. Shikimic acid is a key intermediate in the biochemical pathway from phosphoenolpyruvicacid to tyrosine. Shikimic acid is a precursor of many alkaloids, aromatic amino acids, and indole derivatives. Shikimic acid is widely used as a chiral building block for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.
1.Shikimic acid effected by arachidonic acid. 2.Shikimic acid acts as anti-inflammatory ,analgesic. 3.Shikimic acid is the drug intermediates of anti-cancer and anti-virus. 4.Moreover, shikimic acid is also the basis raw materials of combating avian flu. 5.Shikimic acid can inhibit the concentrating of the blood platelets,inhibit arterial,venous thrombosis and cerebral
thrombosis. 6. It also as antiviral and anticancer medicine intermediates.
1. As a chemical raw material, Shikimic Acid is used to convert to other chemical substances or chemical agents. 2. As antibacterial anti-tumor drugs. 3. The role of the cardiovascular system.