Spathulenol

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Spathulenol
Spathulenol.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(1aR,4aR,7S,7aR,7bR)-1,1,7-Trimethyl-4-methylidene-1a,2,3,4a,5,6,7a,7b-octahydrocyclopropa[h]azulen-7-ol
Other names
Spatulenol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
UNII
Properties
C15H24O
Molar mass 220.36 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Spathulenol is a tricyclic sesquiterpene alcohol which has a basic skeleton similar to the azulenes. It occurs in oregano among other plants.

History and occurrence[edit]

A volatile oil was extracted from waterwort distillery (Artemisia vulgaris) and tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), from which the sesquiterpene alcohol spathulenol was isolated for the first time in 1975 as a colorless, viscous compound with an earth-aromatic odor and bitter-spicy taste.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juell, S. Monrad-Krohn; Hansen, Rudolf; Jork, Hellmut (1976). "Neue Substanzen aus ätherischen Ölen verschiedener Artemisia-Species, 1. Mitt.: Spathulenol, ein azulenogener Sesquiterpenalkohol". Archiv der Pharmazie. 309 (6): 458. doi:10.1002/ardp.19763090605. PMID 962558.