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Chemical structure of 2-ethyl 4,5 dimethylphenol
CAS number 2219-78-5
PubChem 247477
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Molecular formula C10H14O
Molar mass 150.22 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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2-Ethyl 4,5 dimethylphenol is a natural phenol found in rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil.[1] It is also found in female elephant urine samples.[2]


  1. ^ Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Rosmarinus officinalis Cultivated in the Algerian Sahara. O. Touafek, A. Nacer, A. Kabouche, Z. KaboucheetC. Bruneau, Chemistry Of Natural Compounds, 2004, Volume 40, Number 1, 28-29, doi:10.1023/B:CONC.0000025460.78222.69
  2. ^ Urinary, temporal gland, and breath odors from Asian elephants of Mudumalai National Park. L.E.L. Rasmussen and V. Krishnamurthy, Gajah, the Journal of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group, January 2001, Number 20, pages 1-8 (article)