Caffeoylmalic acid

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Caffeoylmalic acid
Chemical structure of caffeoylmalic acid.
IUPAC name
2-[(E)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoyl]oxybutanedioic acid
Other names
(+)-(E)-caffeoyl-L-malic acid
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 296.23 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Caffeoylmalic acid is a hydroxycinnamic acid ester found in the leaves and flowers of Parietaria officinalis.[1] It is also found in Chelidonium majus[2] and Urtica dioica.[3]


  1. ^ Caffeoylmalic and two pyrrole acids from Parietaria officinalis. Jaromir Budzianowski, Phytochemistry, 1990, Volume 29, Issue 10, pages 3299–3301, doi:10.1016/0031-9422(90)80203-S
  2. ^ Hydroxycinnamic Acid Derivatives, Caffeoylmalic and New Caffeoylaldonic Acid Esters, from Chelidonium majus. Hahn R and Nahrstedt A, Planta Med., February 1993, volume 59, issue 1, pages 71-75, PMID 17230338
  3. ^ Rheumatic Pain Treatment With Stinging Nettle (Urticae Folium/Herba). S. Chrubasik and P. Shvartzman (article)