Product Name: Shikimic acid
Appearance: White powder
In the pharmaceutical industry, shikimic acid from the Chinese star anise is used as a base material for production of oseltamivir. Although shikimic acid is present in most autotrophic organisms, it is a biosynthetic intermediate and in general found in very low concentrations.
Amino shikimic acid is also an alternative to shikimic acid as a starting material for the synthesis of oseltamivir.