Anethole Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Anethole Properties


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Anethole is an aromatic compound that occurs widely in nature, in essential oils. It contributes a large component of the distinctive flavors of anise and fennel, anise myrtle, liquorice and star anise. It has numerous commercial uses in multiple industries, and high potential for additional uses. Anethole is a flavoring substance of commercial value. In addition, it is distinctly sweet, measuring 13 times sweeter than sugar. It is perceived as being pleasant to the taste even at higher concentrations. It is unrelated to glycyrrhizic acid, which often co-occurs with it and also is very sweet. Anethole is used in alcoholic drinks, seasoning and confectionery applications, oral hygiene products, and in small quantities in natural berry flavors. Pharmaceutical drugs derived from or related to anethole include anisyldithiolthione, anethole dithione (ADT) and anethole trithione (ATT).

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystals
Boiling Point 234 °C
CAS Number 104-46-1
Chemical Composition Sodium Hydroxide;Sodium;Anisole;Anisic Aldehyde;Allyl Bromide;Propionic Anhydride;Dimethyl Ether;1,4-Dimethoxybenzene;Sodium Propionate;Crotonic Acid;4-Bromoanisole;4-Phenyl-1-Butene;Allylbenzene;4-Allylanisole
Density 0.998 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 1-Methoxy-4-(1-Propenyl)Benzene
InChI 1S/C10H12O/c1-3-4-9-5-7-10(11-2)8-6-9/h3-8H,1-2H3/b4-3+
Melting Point 20-21 °C
Molar Mass 148.2 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H12O
RTECS Number BZ9275000
Refractive n20/D 1.561
Related Compounds Anisole;Estragole
Synonyms Anisole,p-propenyl- (8CI);Benzene, 1-Methoxy-4-(1-Propenyl)- (9CI);1-Methoxy-4-(1-Propenyl)Benzene;1-Methoxy-4-Propenylbenzene;1-Propene,1-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-;4-(1-Propenyl)Anisole;4-Methoxy-1-Propenylbenzene;4-Methoxypropenylbenzene;4-Propenylanisole;Anethol;Anethole;Anise Camphor;Isoestragole;NSC 4018;Nauli Gum;Oil of Aniseed;p-1-Propenylanisole;p-Anethole;p-Methoxy-b-Methylstyrene;p-Propenylanisole;p-Propenylphenyl methyl ether uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X