|IUPAC name||2-(2,5-dihydroxyphenyl)acetic acid|
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||168.147 g/mol|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Homogentisic acid is the common name for 2,5-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid.
It is less commonly known as "Melanic acid", the name chosen by William Prout.
Accumulation of excess homogentisic acid is a result of the failure of the enzyme homogentisic acid 1,2-dioxygenase (typically due to a mutation) and is associated with alkaptonuria.