Cedrol

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Cedrol
Cedrol skeletal.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 77-53-2
PubChem 65575
ChemSpider 59018
ChEMBL CHEMBL1974890
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C15H26O
Molar mass 222.37 g mol−1
Density 1.01 g/mL
Melting point 86 to 87 °C (187 to 189 °F; 359 to 360 K)[1]
Boiling point 273 °C (523 °F; 546 K)[2]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Cedrol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in the essential oil of conifers (cedar oil), especially in the genera Cupressus (cypress) and Juniperus (juniper). It has also been identified in Origanum onites, a plant related to oregano.[3] Its main uses are in the chemistry of aroma compounds.[4] It makes up about 19% of cedarwood oil Texas and 15.8% of cedarwood oil Virginia.[5]

Cedrol has toxic and possibly carcinogenic properties.[6]

See also[edit]

  • Cedrene, another component of cedar oil

References[edit]

  1. ^ Budavari, Susan, ed. (1996), The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals (12th ed.), Merck, ISBN 0911910123 , 1961
  2. ^ Sigma-Aldrich Co., (+)-Cedrol. Retrieved on 25 May 2011.
  3. ^ Connolly, JD; Hill, RA, ed. (1991). Dictionary of Terpenoids. Voume 1 Mono- and sesquiterpenoids. Chapman&Hall. SQ02555. ISBN 0-412-25770-X. 
  4. ^ Breitmeier, E (2006). Terpenes: flavors, fragrances, pharmaca, pheromones. Wiley-VCH. pp. 46–47. ISBN 3-527-31786-4. 
  5. ^ http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/2012/02/essential-oils-cedarwood-science-of.html
  6. ^ Sabine, J.R. (1975). "Exposure to an environment containing the aromatic red cedar, Juniperus virginiana: procarcinogenic, enzyme-inducing and insecticidal effects.". Toxicology 5 (2): 221–235. PMID 174251.