Gallagic acid

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Gallagic acid
Chemical structure of gallagic acid
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 638.39 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Gallagic acid is a polyphenolic chemical compound that can be found in the ellagitannins, a type of tannin, found in Punica granatum (pomegranate).[1] It is a building block of the corresponding tannin punicalagin, punicalin, punicacortein C and 2-O-galloyl-punicalin.

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  1. ^ Antioxidant, antimalarial and antimicrobial activities of tannin-rich fractions, ellagitannins and phenolic acids from Punica granatum L. Reddy Muntha K., Gupta Sashi K., Jacob Melissa R., Khan Shabana I. and Ferreira Daneel, Planta medica, 2007, vol. 73, no5, pp. 461-467, INIST:18773247