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|Preferred IUPAC name
4-Allylphenol; p-Allylphenol; para-Allylphenol
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||134.18 g/mol|
|Melting point||16 °C (61 °F; 289 K)|
|Boiling point||238 °C (460 °F; 511 K) (123 °C at 16 mmHg)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Chavicol (p-allylphenol) is a natural phenylpropene, a type of organic compound. 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
Chavicol is used as an odorant in perfumery and as a flavor. It is found in many essential oils, including anise and Gardenia.
- Lide, D. R., ed. (2005). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (86th ed.). Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press. ISBN 0-8493-0486-5.