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
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.007.209
UNII
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)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Chavicol, or 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[edit]

Chavicol is miscible with alcohol, ether, and chloroform.

Uses[edit]

Chavicol is used as an odorant in perfumery.

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.