CHEBI:55501 - 4-methoxyphenylacetic acid

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ChEBI Name 4-methoxyphenylacetic acid
ChEBI ID CHEBI:55501
Definition A monocarboxylic acid that is phenylacetic acid carrying a 4-methoxy substituent. It is used as an intermediate for pharmaceuticals and other organic synthesis. It has been found to inhibit the germination of cress and lettuce seeds.
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Formula C9H10O3
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 166.17390
Monoisotopic Mass 166.063
InChI InChI=1S/C9H10O3/c1-12-8-4-2-7(3-5-8)6-9(10)11/h2-5H,6H2,1H3,(H,10,11)
InChIKey NRPFNQUDKRYCNX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES COc1ccc(CC(O)=O)cc1
Metabolite of Species Details
Berberis koreana (NCBI:txid211974) extracted from the trunk See: PubMed
Aspergillus niger (NCBI:txid5061) of strain var. Tieghem. See: Phytochemistry, 1988, 27(10), 3169-3173
Homo sapiens (NCBI:txid9606) Found in saliva (UBERON:0001836). See: PubMed
Homo sapiens (NCBI:txid9606) Found in blood (UBERON:0000178). See: PubMed
Homo sapiens (NCBI:txid9606) Found in urine (BTO:0001419). See: PubMed
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): Bronsted acid
A molecular entity capable of donating a hydron to an acceptor (Bronsted base).
(via oxoacid )
Biological Role(s): plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
plant growth retardant

Aspergillus metabolite
Any fungal metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in the mould, Aspergillus .
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing 4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (CHEBI:55501) has role Aspergillus metabolite (CHEBI:76956)
4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (CHEBI:55501) has role plant growth retardant (CHEBI:35219)
4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (CHEBI:55501) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (CHEBI:55501) is a monocarboxylic acid (CHEBI:25384)
4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (CHEBI:55501) is a monomethoxybenzene (CHEBI:25235)
IUPAC Name
(4-methoxyphenyl)acetic acid
Synonyms Sources
(4-Methoxyphenyl)acetic acid NIST Chemistry WebBook
(p-Methoxyphenyl)acetic acid HMDB
2-(p-Anisyl)acetic acid ChemIDplus
4-Methoxybenzeneacetic acid ChemIDplus
Homoanisic acid ChemIDplus
p-methoxy-α-toluic acid NIST Chemistry WebBook
p-Methoxyphenylacetic acid ChemIDplus
Manual Xref Database
HMDB0002072 HMDB
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
104-01-8 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
104-01-8 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
1101737 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1101737 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
2758047 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
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Last Modified
17 February 2016