Record Information
Creation date2010-04-08 22:09:59 UTC
Update date2019-11-26 03:06:09 UTC
Primary IDFDB012091
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB NameAnacardic acid
DescriptionFound in cashew nut shell Anacardic acids are chemical compounds found in the shell of the cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale). Chemically, anacardic acid is a mixture of several closely related organic compounds. Each consists of a salicylic acid substituted with an alkyl chain that has 15 or 17 carbon atoms; anacardic acid is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated molecules. The exact mixture depends on the species of the plant and the major component is C5:3 all-Z.
CAS Number103904-74-1
(15:2)-Anacardic acidHMDB
2-Hydroxy-6-(8,11-pentadecadienyl)-(Z,Z)-benzoic acidHMDB
2-Hydroxy-6-(8Z,11Z)-8,11-pentadecadien-1-yl-benzoic acidHMDB
Anacardic acid dieneHMDB
Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-6-(8,11-pentadecadienyl)-, (Z,Z)-manual
Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-6-(8Z,11Z)-8,11-pentadecadien-1-yl-manual
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0004 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)2.64ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-6.3ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area57.53 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count13ChemAxon
Refractivity106.98 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability41.23 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveNoChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC22H32O3
IUPAC name2-hydroxy-6-[(8Z,11Z)-pentadeca-8,11-dien-1-yl]benzoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C22H32O3/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-16-19-17-15-18-20(23)21(19)22(24)25/h4-5,7-8,15,17-18,23H,2-3,6,9-14,16H2,1H3,(H,24,25)/b5-4-,8-7-
Average Molecular Weight344.4877
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight344.23514489
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as salicylic acids. These are ortho-hydroxylated benzoic acids.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassBenzoic acids and derivatives
Direct ParentSalicylic acids
Alternative Parents
  • Salicylic acid
  • Benzoic acid
  • Benzoyl
  • 1-hydroxy-4-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • 1-hydroxy-2-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • Phenol
  • Vinylogous acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available

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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 76.70%; H 9.36%; O 13.93%DFC
Melting PointMp 25-26°DFC
Boiling PointNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSAnacardic acid, non-derivatized, Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00xr-2921000000-e8cfe2a19fc08dd61fc4Spectrum
Predicted GC-MSAnacardic acid, 2 TMS, Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00di-4704900000-312b95cecb769b1cc38fSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSAnacardic acid, non-derivatized, Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - 70eV, PositiveNot AvailableSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSAnacardic acid, non-derivatized, Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - 70eV, PositiveNot AvailableSpectrum
TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0002-1029000000-1c006ff8be091bc984392016-08-03View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0f6t-7956000000-3946fdbefd02d9f18e6b2016-08-03View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0006-3920000000-e4c2c005a187b27cba9e2016-08-03View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0007-0069000000-8dec51893da3aa8bc11f2016-08-03View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0002-0092000000-72c001bfc57b828f48f92016-08-03View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0002-1290000000-f2c31a6187b07fac82de2016-08-03View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0002-0119000000-8309caef0bfe8a6779752021-09-23View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-052b-4595000000-398d788100a917a69a302021-09-23View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0693-9500000000-37e1dd3de2033d9d0adf2021-09-23View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0006-0019000000-eabf76621e8dfe5f7a8a2021-09-25View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0002-0294000000-7a525af1df4de6d1df182021-09-25View Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0596-3960000000-7d0a6e1a243cf5f3d32f2021-09-25View Spectrum
NMRNot Available
ChemSpider ID9998782
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID11824131
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDHDC45-S:HDC46-T
EAFUS IDNot Available
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDNot Available
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDAnacardic_acid
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / Bioactivities
anti acne50177 A drug used to treat or prevent skin disorders or for the routine care of skin.DUKE
anti bacterial33282 A substance that kills or slows the growth of bacteria.DUKE
anti prostaglandin49020 A chemical substance which inhibits the function of the endocrine glands, the biosynthesis of their secreted hormones, or the action of hormones upon their specific sites.DUKE
anti septic33281 A substance that kills or slows the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans.DUKE
anti thrombotic50248 Drug that acts on blood and blood-forming organs and those that affect the hemostatic system.DUKE
antitumor35610 A substance that inhibits or prevents the proliferation of neoplasms.DUKE
fungicide24127 A substance used to destroy fungal pests.DUKE
lipoxygenase inhibitor35856 A compound or agent that combines with lipoxygenase and thereby prevents its substrate-enzyme combination with arachidonic acid and the formation of the icosanoid products hydroxyicosatetraenoic acid and various leukotrienes.DUKE
molluscicide33904 A substance used to destroy pests of the phylum Mollusca.DUKE
nematicide25491 A substance used to destroy pests of the phylum Nematoda (roundworms).DUKE
pesticide25944 Strictly, a substance intended to kill pests. In common usage, any substance used for controlling, preventing, or destroying animal, microbiological or plant pests.DUKE
prostaglandin-synthetase inhibitor23924 A compound or agent that combines with an enzyme in such a manner as to prevent the normal substrate-enzyme combination and the catalytic reaction.DUKE
tyrosinase inhibitor59997 Any EC 1.14.18.* (oxidoreductase acting on paired donors, miscellaneous compound as one donor, incorporating 1 atom of oxygen) inhibitor that interferes with the action of tyrosinase (monophenol monooxygenase), EC, an enzyme that catalyses the oxidation of phenols (such as tyrosine) and is widespread in plants and animals.DUKE
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
FlavoursNot Available
MSDSNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).