Chemical Structure / July 20, 2018 / Jana Berger
Imidazole is the accepted name for the parent compound in the series, the numbering of which follows the accepted pattern for heterocyclic compound. Imidazole or iminazoline is an azapyrrole, the nitrogen atom is separated by one carbon atom. This compound was earlier also called as glyoxalin as it was first prepared in 1958 from glyoxal and ammonia.
Benzoic acid, C6H5COOH, is a colourless crystalline solid and the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid. Benzoic acid occurs naturally free and bound as benzoic acid esters in many plant and animal species. Appreciable amounts have been found in most berries (around 0. 05%). Cranberries contain as much as 300-1300 mg free benzoic acid per kg fruit. Benzoic acid is a fungistatic compound that is widely used as a food preservative. It often is conjugated to glycine in the liver and excreted as hippuric acid. Benzoic acid is a byproduct of phenylalanine metabolism in bacteria. It is also produced when gut bacteria process polyphenols (from ingested fruits or beverages).
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