Useful synthetic intermediate. It can be used to prepare potent and orally available G protein-coupled receptor 40 agonists as potential antidiabetic agents. May be used in the enzymatic coupling of saccharides to protein.
Ruud ter Haar et. al. Proof of principle for the synthesis of hydroxy-aryl esters of glycosidic polyols and non-reducing oligosaccharides with subsequent enzymatic coupling to a tyrosine-containing tripeptide. Carbohydrate Research. 2011 346(8), 1005-1012.
Hossain A K M Zakir; Guntur V Subbarao; Stuart J Pearse; Subramaniam Gopalakrishnan; Osamu Ito; Takayuki Ishikawa; Naoyoshi Kawano; Kazuhiko Nakahara; Tadashi Yoshihashi; Hiroshi Ono; Mitsuru Yoshida. Detection, isolation and characterization of a root-exuded compound, methyl 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propionate, responsible for biological nitrification inhibition by sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). New Phytologist.2008 180(2), 442-451.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.