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Metabolite IDPAMDB001039
Name: Shikimate 3-phosphate
Description:Shikimate 3-phosphate is a member of the chemical class known as Organophosphate Esters. These are organic compounds containing phosphoric acid ester functional group. Shikimate 3-phosphate is involved in the shikimate pathway. The shikimate pathway enzyme 5-enolpyruvyl shikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSP synthase) has received attention in the past because it is the target of the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate. (PMID 16225867) The enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) catalyzes the penultimate step of the shikimate pathway and is the target of the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate. (PMID 15736934)
  • 3-Phosphoshikimate
  • 3-Phosphoshikimic acid
  • 5-Phosphoshikimate
  • 5-Phosphoshikimic acid
  • S3P
  • Shikimate 5-phosphate
  • Shikimate-3-P
  • Shikimate-3-Phosphate
  • Shikimate-5-P
  • Shikimate-5-phosphate
  • Shikimic acid 3-phosphate
  • Shikimic acid 3-phosphoric acid
  • Shikimic acid 5-phosphate
  • Shikimic acid 5-phosphoric acid
  • Shikimic acid-3-P
  • Shikimic acid-3-phosphoric acid
  • Shikimic acid-5-P
  • Shikimic acid-5-phosphoric acid
  • SHIKIMic acid-5P
Chemical Formula: C7H8O8P
Average Molecular Weight: 251.108
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight: 250.997324955
CAS number: Not Available
IUPAC Name:(3R,4S,5R)-4,5-dihydroxy-3-(phosphonooxy)cyclohex-1-ene-1-carboxylic acid
Traditional IUPAC Name: 3-phosphoshikimic acid
Chemical Taxonomy
Taxonomy DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as monoalkyl phosphates. These are organic compounds containing a phosphate group that is linked to exactly one alkyl chain.
Kingdom Organic compounds
Super ClassOrganophosphorus compounds
Class Organic phosphoric acids and derivatives
Sub ClassPhosphate esters
Direct Parent Monoalkyl phosphates
Alternative Parents
  • Monoalkyl phosphate
  • Organic phosphate
  • Secondary alcohol
  • 1,2-diol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular Framework Aliphatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
State: Not Available
Melting point: Not Available
Experimental Properties:
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility21.0 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)1.32ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3.2ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count7ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count5ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area144.52 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity49.83 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability20.46 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations: Cytoplasm
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0a4r-2290000000-396028b52ce4cedbe2bbView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-05n0-0490000000-529105b5a87b738ed617View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0002-6900000000-1e7071aa820eeb1c46baView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-3190000000-efb4ce7028884fa42743View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-004i-9320000000-de7c749cb1ef8f00a7c2View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-004i-9000000000-5ea8917f66ef1d382869View in MoNA
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  • Priestman, M. A., Healy, M. L., Funke, T., Becker, A., Schonbrunn, E. (2005). "Molecular basis for the glyphosate-insensitivity of the reaction of 5-enolpyruvylshikimate 3-phosphate synthase with shikimate." FEBS Lett 579:5773-5780. Pubmed: 16225867
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Synthesis Reference: Not Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Not Available
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HMDB IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID1095
Kegg IDC03175
ChemSpider ID108789
Wikipedia IDNot Available
Ligand ExpoS3P