Eugenol

Eugenol
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Chemical FormulaC10H12O2
Molecular weight164.204 g/mol
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Traditional NameEugenol
CAS Registry Number97-53-0

 

Eugenol is an allyl chain-substituted guaiacol, a member of the allylbenzene class of chemical compounds. It is a colorless to pale yellow, aromatic oily liquid extracted from certain essential oils especially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, basil and bay leaf. It is present in concentrations of 80–90% in clove bud oil and at 82–88% in clove leaf oil.

Eugenol has a pleasant, spicy, clove-like scent. The name is derived from Eugenia caryophyllata, the former Linnean nomenclature term for cloves. The current Linnean nomenclature term for cloves is Syzygium aromaticum.

 

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