D(-)-Quinic Acid is used in the synthesis of anti-influenza/anti-swine flu medication.
Timothy J Key et. al. Plasma carotenoids, retinol, and tocopherols and the risk of prostate cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study.
Nadine Volz et. al. Effect of coffee combining green coffee bean constituents with typical roasting products on the Nrf2/ARE pathway in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.2012, 60, (38), 9631-9641 .
Chiral starting material, used for example in the synthesis of the angucycline antibiotics urdamycinone B and 104-2: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 117, 8472 (1995).