|Molecular weight||150.221 g/mol|
|Names and Identifiers||
|Traditional Name||Carvacrol, Antioxine, Karvakrol, o-Thymol|
|CAS Registry Number||499-75-2|
Carvacrol is a phenol that is a natural monoterpene derivative of cymene. An inhibitor of bacterial growth, it is used as a food additive. Potent activator of the human ion channels transient receptor potential V3 (TRPV3) and A1 (TRPA1). It has a role as a volatile oil component, a flavouring agent, an antimicrobial agent, an agrochemical and a TRPA1 channel agonist. It is a member of phenols, a p-menthane monoterpenoid and a botanical anti-fungal agent. It derives from a hydride of a p-cymene.