Physicochemical properties of Cichoric Acid

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Physicochemical properties of Cichoric Acid

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Cichoric Acid, with a structural formula of C2Hs020. The molecular weight is about 474, which is a kind of caffeic acid derivative, because of the presence of bimanual carbon atoms in the structure.


As a result, there are multiple isomers, and the molecular structure is shown in Figure 2-1. In a variety of natural plants, such as Chicory and Echinacea, Basil, lettuce, and traditional Chinese medicinal materials like Horsetail and Pulsatilla, are found and isolated with Cichoric acid. Because this compound was isolated from Chicory for the first time, it was named Cichoric Acid.


Fig. Molecular structures of Cichoric Acid.


A large number of chemical composition studies have shown that Cichoric Acid can be detected in many plants such as echinacea, chrysanthemum, dandelion, pulsatilla, basil, lettuce, etc. The chemical structure of Cichoric Acid is also different due to different plant sources. Among them, Cichoric Acid in the echinacea is L- Cichoric Acid, and it is the highest content than others.


The purity of the Cichoric Acid currently sold on the market is generally 2%-4%, and the natural Cichoric Acid with higher purity are generally used as the standard Product use: high cost, low yield and other characteristics indicate that this type of process is not suitable for large-scale production, and large-scale production of high-purity Cichoric Acid is rarely reported.


And congratulations for World-Way Biotech, they finally announced that up to pure and natural 7% cichoric acid of Echinacea Purpurea extract supplied to the market with competitive cost by large-scale production since the early of 2021.


As one of the most important immunologically active components in Echinacea. Cichoric Acid has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and immune-enhancing pharmacological effects, with stable curative effect and high safety evaluation.


We look forward to working with you to develop cost effective products and long term relationships with mutual benefit.

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