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Annual Research & Review in Biology, ISSN: 2347-565X,Vol.: 5, Issue.: 6

Review Article

Derivatives of Ferulic Acid: Structure, Preparation and Biological Activities


Kehan Pei1, Juanying Ou2, Caihuan Huang1 and Shiyi Ou1*

1Department of Food Science and Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou -510632, Guangdong, China.
2Food and Nutritional Science Program, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Article Information
(1) George Perry, Dean and Professor of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.
(1) Anonymous, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
(2) Anonymous, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
(3) Norma Almaraz Abarca, Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México.
(4) Anonymous, University of Maringá, Brazil.
(5) Anonymous, University of Caen Lower Normandy, France.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/7039


Ferulic acid is a natural compound that possesses multiple physiological and pharmaceutical functions. The chemical, physical, and pharmaceutical properties of this phenolic acid can be improved by derivatives with other active compounds. This sentence (Hence, such improvements can widen the applications of ferulic acid in the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.) has been deleted. This article reviewed the identification, preparation, and biological activities of feruloyl derivatives of carbohydrates, glycerol and glycerides, amide, fatty alcohol, myo-inositol, and nitric oxide. It also briefly discussed other derivatives. Researchers are encouraged to carry out toxicological, pharmacokinetic, and clinical investigation of potent active feruloyl derivatives and to develop other derivatives.

Keywords :

Ferulic acid; derivatives; carbohydrates; glycerol; amide; fatty alcohol; myo-inositol.

Full Article - PDF    Page 512-528

DOI : 10.9734/ARRB/2015/14104

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