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Record Information
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-11 17:38:32 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 06:07:05 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB30706
Metabolite Identification
Common Name3,5-Di-O-caffeoylquinic acid
DescriptionDicaffeoylquinic acid, also known as 3,5-dicaffeoylquinate or 3,5-dcqa, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as quinic acids and derivatives. Quinic acids and derivatives are compounds containing a quinic acid moiety (or a derivative thereof), which is a cyclitol made up of a cyclohexane ring that bears four hydroxyl groups at positions 1,3.4, and 5, as well as a carboxylic acid at position 1. A carboxylic ester that is the diester obtained by the condensation of the hydroxy groups at positions 3 and 5 of (-)-quinic acid with the carboxy group of trans-caffeic acid. Dicaffeoylquinic acid is an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa). Outside of the human body, Dicaffeoylquinic acid is found, on average, in the highest concentration within a few different foods, such as robusta coffee, coffee, and arabica coffee and in a lower concentration in carrots and quinces. Dicaffeoylquinic acid has also been detected, but not quantified in, several different foods, such as eggplants, fruits, potato, lettuces, and coffee and coffee products. This could make dicaffeoylquinic acid a potential biomarker for the consumption of these foods.
3,5-Dicaffeoylquinic acidChEBI
Isochlorogenic acid aChEBI
Quinic acid 3,5-di-O-caffeateChEBI
(1S,3R,4S,5R)-1,3,4,5-Tetrahydroxy-1-carboxycyclohexane3,5-di-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propenoic acidGenerator
Isochlorogenate aGenerator
Quinate 3,5-di-O-caffeateGenerator
Quinic acid 3,5-di-O-caffeic acidGenerator
3,5-Di-O-caffeoyl quinateGenerator
Chemical FormulaC25H24O12
Average Molecular Weight516.4509
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight516.126776232
IUPAC Name(1S,3R,4S,5R)-3,5-bis({[(2E)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoyl]oxy})-1,4-dihydroxycyclohexane-1-carboxylic acid
Traditional Name(1S,3R,4S,5R)-3,5-bis({[(2E)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoyl]oxy})-1,4-dihydroxycyclohexane-1-carboxylic acid
CAS Registry Number2450-53-5
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as quinic acids and derivatives. Quinic acids and derivatives are compounds containing a quinic acid moiety (or a derivative thereof), which is a cyclitol made up of a cyclohexane ring that bears four hydroxyl groups at positions 1,3.4, and 5, as well as a carboxylic acid at position 1.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassAlcohols and polyols
Direct ParentQuinic acids and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Quinic acid
  • Cinnamic acid or derivatives
  • Coumaric acid or derivatives
  • Hydroxycinnamic acid or derivatives
  • Cinnamic acid ester
  • Tricarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Catechol
  • Styrene
  • 1-hydroxy-4-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • 1-hydroxy-2-unsubstituted benzenoid
  • Cyclohexanol
  • Fatty acid ester
  • Phenol
  • Fatty acyl
  • Hydroxy acid
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid
  • Benzenoid
  • Tertiary alcohol
  • Alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic ester
  • Enoate ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organic oxide
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors

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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting Point170 - 172 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.12 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)3.28ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3.6ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count10ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count7ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area211.28 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count9ChemAxon
Refractivity126.76 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability49.46 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings3ChemAxon
Rule of FiveNoChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0079-2553900000-e7b3dfed829c7f0f5984Spectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-01pa-6971405000-e34d11dad7937c86be68Spectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-qTof , Positivesplash10-03di-0900000000-7b6d7228827b3f8dd2ffSpectrum
LC-MS/MSLC-MS/MS Spectrum - LC-ESI-qTof , Negativesplash10-0udi-0609000000-42a893b713ad121e3e8bSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0300-0725960000-8403e31a37aca21352beSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-03dr-0905400000-6d80268458b90a9825a4Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-08ou-0911100000-b580ea311f87c93f19d1Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-01b9-0504980000-756b5a404ac37e609c5aSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0kmi-0937610000-2ea45ea748b397c26f4cSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-08i9-0914000000-85006063ed7a07854afeSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableConsuming polyphenols described by Phenol-Explorer entry 484 details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB002628
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID22912767
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkCynarine
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem CompoundNot Available
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID65751
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. (). Yannai, Shmuel. (2004) Dictionary of food compounds with CD-ROM: Additives, flavors, and ingredients. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC.. .