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|Molar mass||220.356 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Khusimol is a sesquiterpene found in oil of vetiver. It contains a tricyclic hydrocarbon core, with a hydroxy methyl group, two methyl groups and a methylene group. It constitutes the biggest part of oil of vetiver, around 15%. The substance was initially discovered by D. C. Umarani in 1966 and separatated by using distillation and column chromatography.
- Umarani, D.C.; Gore, K.G.; Chakravarti, K.K. (January 1966). "Terpenoids XC, Khusimol A New Sesquiterpene Alcohol". Tetrahedron Letters. 7 (12): 1255–1261. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(01)99704-7.
- Rao, Renee C.; Gal, Claudine Serradeil-Le; Granger, Isabelle; Gleye, Jacqueline; Augereau, Jean-Michel; Bessibes, Cecile (October 1994). "Khusimol, a Non-Peptide Ligand for Vasopressin V1a Receptors". Journal of Natural Products. 57 (10): 1329–1335. doi:10.1021/np50112a001. PMID 7807119.