Chavicol

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Chavicol
Skeletal formula of chavicol
Ball-and-stick model of the chavicol molecule
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
4-(Prop-2-en-1-yl)phenol
Other names
4-Allylphenol; p-Allylphenol; para-Allylphenol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.209 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 207-929-2
KEGG
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C9H10O/c1-2-3-8-4-6-9(10)7-5-8/h2,4-7,10H,1,3H2 checkY
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  • InChI=1/C9H10O/c1-2-3-8-4-6-9(10)7-5-8/h2,4-7,10H,1,3H2
    Key: RGIBXDHONMXTLI-UHFFFAOYAI
  • C=CCC1=CC=C(C=C1)O
Properties
C9H10O
Molar mass 134.18 g/mol
Density 1.020 g/cm3
Melting point 16 °C (61 °F; 289 K)
Boiling point 238 °C (460 °F; 511 K) (123 °C at 16 mmHg)
2.46 g/L
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Chavicol (p-allylphenol) is a natural phenylpropene, a type of organic compound.[1] Its chemical structure consists of a benzene ring substituted with a hydroxy group and a propenyl group. It is a colorless liquid found together with terpenes in betel oil.

Properties and reactions[edit]

Chavicol is miscible with alcohol, ether, and chloroform. Dimerization of chavicol gives the neo-lignan magnolol.

Uses[edit]

Chavicol is used as an odorant in perfumery and as a flavor. It is found in many essential oils, including anise and Gardenia.[2]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lide, D. R., ed. (2005). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (86th ed.). Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-0486-5.
  2. ^ http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1015241.html