(-)-Carveol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

(-)-Carveol Properties


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Carveol is a natural terpenoid alcohol that is a constituent of spearmint oil . It has an odor and flavor that resemble those of spearmint and caraway. Consequently, it is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and as a flavor additive in the food industry. It has been found to exhibit chemoprevention of mammary carcinogenesis (prevents breast cancer)

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear very slight yellow liquid
Boiling Point 226 °C
CAS Number 99-48-9
ChEBI 23046
Chemical Composition (+)-Dipentene
Density 0.946 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 2-Methyl-5-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-ol
Molar Mass 152.23 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H16O
RTECS Number OS8400000
Synonyms p-Mentha-6,8-dien-2-ol(8CI); 2-Methyl-5-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-ol;2-Methyl-5-isopropenyl-2-cyclohexen-1-ol;5-Isopropenyl-2-methyl-2-cyclohexen-1-ol; Carveol; NSC 68313;p-Mentha-1,8-dien-6-ol
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