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Steviol structure.svg
CAS number 471-80-7 N
PubChem 452967
ChemSpider 398979 YesY
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Molecular formula C20H30O3
Molar mass 318.45 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Steviol is a diterpene first isolated from Stevia rebaudiana in 1931.[1] Its chemical structure was not fully elucidated until 1960.[2]

Steviol is found in the form of glycosides[3] including the sweet chemical compound stevioside.[4]


  1. ^ Bridel, M.; Lavieille, R. (1931). "The sweet principle in Kaa-he-e (Stevia rebaudiana. Bertoni). II. Hydrolysis of stevioside by enzymes. III. Steviol by enzymic hydrolysis and isosteviol by acid hydrolysis.". Bulletin de la Societe de Chimie Biologique 13: 781–796. 
  2. ^ Dolder, Fred; Lichti, Heinz; Mosettig, Erich; Quitt, Peter (1960). "The structure and stereochemistry of steviol and isosteviol". Journal of the American Chemical Society 82: 246–247. doi:10.1021/ja01486a054. 
  3. ^ "What is Stevia Glycerite?". Stevia Point. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scientific Opinion on the safety of steviol glycosides for the proposed uses as a food additive". EFSA. Retrieved 7 December 2013.