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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Cinnamic acid derivatives: An ERA

Nitish Kumar and Amrita Parle
Cinnamic acid and its derivatives are a class of unsaturated compounds containing carboxyl group. Cinnamic acids are present almost in all green plants even though in minute quantities. They are obtained from natural sources and some are synthesized chemically as well as enzymatically. Cinnamic acid and its derivatives possess pharmacological actions like: anti-oxidant, antiviral, anti-diabetic, CNS depressant, hepatoprotective etc. Currently they are attaining considerable importance for their anti-microbial activity. Current marketed preparations containing cinnamic acid as core moiety and ongoing clinical trials of cinnamic acid derivatives are also included in this review.
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How to cite this article:
Nitish Kumar, Amrita Parle. Cinnamic acid derivatives: An ERA. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):580-595.

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