Isoeugenol

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Isoeugenol
Isoeugenol.svg
Names
IUPAC names
2-methoxy-4-(prop-1-en-1-yl)phenol
(trans isomer shown)
Other names
4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-1-propenylbenzene
2-methoxy-4-propenylphenol
4-propenylguaiacol
Identifiers
97-54-1
ChEBI CHEBI:18224
ChEMBL ChEMBL445206
ChemSpider 21106129 (trans)
EC Number 202-590-7
Jmol 3D model (trans): Interactive image
KEGG C10469
PubChem 7338
UNII 5M0MWY797U
Properties
C10H12O2
Molar mass 164.201
Appearance oily liquid
Density 1.080
Melting point −10 °C (14 °F; 263 K)
Boiling point 266 °C (511 °F; 539 K)
Pharmacology
QN01AX94 (WHO)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Isoeugenol is a phenylpropene, a propenyl-substituted guaiacol. A phenylpropanoid, it occurs in the essential oils of plants such as ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata). It can be synthesized from eugenol and has been used in the manufacture of vanillin. It may occur as either the cis (Z) or trans (E) isomer. Trans (E) isoeugenol is crystalline while cis (Z) isoeugenol is a liquid.[1]

Allergy[edit]

Some individuals experience a hives-like reaction to long-term exposure to Isoeugenol, which is named as Fragrance in the ingredients of consumer products such as soaps, shampoos and detergents, bath tissue, and topical cosmetic applications. Sensitivity to isoeugenol (Fragrance) may be identified with a clinical patch test.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Merck Index
  2. ^ AllergEAZE. "PF137 Isoeugenol" (PDF). AllergEAZE. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  • The Merck Index, 12th edition, Merck & Co, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA, 1996.