Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers4-aminobenzoic acid
FormulaC7 H7 N O2
Molecular Weight137.14
Isomeric SMILESNc1ccc(cc1)C(O)=O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count17
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count17
Aromatic Bond Count6
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB02362 Different stereochemistry
Name4-Aminobenzoic Acid
DescriptionA member of the vitamin B complex. It used to be common in sunscreening agents until found to also be a sensitizer. The potassium salt is used therapeutically in fibrotic skin disorders. [PubChem]
Brand Names
  • Pabagel
  • Pabalate
  • Pabanol
  • Acids, Carbocyclic
  • Aminobenzoates
  • Benzene Derivatives
  • Benzoates
  • Carboxylic Acids
CAS number150-13-0
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682