CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
June 11, 2007


Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Gallic Acid, or 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid, is produced by plants such as sumach, tea leaves, oak bark, and witch hazel, and provides the astringent and anti-hemorrhoid activity of witch hazel. Derivatives are used in the production of azo dyes, photographic developers.

Gallic Acid

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