Product Name: Olivetolic acid
Synonyms: Olivetolcarboxylic acid, Allazetolcarboxylic acid,
IUPAC Name: 2,4-dihydroxy-6-pentylbenzoic acid,
Description: The title compound, C12H16O4 (systematic name: 2,4-dihydroxy-6-pentylbenzoic acid) is a natural product isolated from C. sanguinea (Schaer.) and is reported to have various pharmacological activities. Monoaromatic compounds from lichens have attracted a great interest in the pharmaceutical field due to their potential pharmacological activities such as antibacterial, antifungal, cytotoxic, and photoprotective activities. Olivetolic acid is the first polyketide intermediate in the cannabinoid biosynthetic pathway in Cannabis sativa (marijuana, hemp).