OBO ID: CHEBI:64340
Term Name: alpha-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • (2E)-2-cyano-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoic acid
  • 2-cyano-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acrylic acid
  • alpha-Cyano
  • CHCA
Definition: A monohydroxycinnamic acid that is 4-hydroxycinnamic acid in which the hydrogen alpha- to the carboxy group is replaced by a cyano group. It is used as a matrix in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry for the analysis of peptides and oligonucleotides.
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Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available