Eucalyptol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Eucalyptol Properties


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Eucalyptol is a natural organic compound which is a colorless liquid. It is cyclic ether and a monoterpenoid. Eucalyptol is an ingredient in many brands of mouthwash and cough suppressant,in flavorings, fragrances, and cosmetics. It controls airway mucus hypersecretion and asthma via anti-inflammatory cytokine inhibition. Eucalyptol is an effective treatment for nonpurulent rhinosinusitis. Eucalyptol reduces inflammation and pain when applied topically. It kills leukaemia cells in vitro.Eucalyptol is used as an insecticide and insect repellent.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 174.01 °C
CAS Number 470-82-6
ChEBI 584235
Density 0.923 g/cm3
EINECS Number 207-431-5
InChI 1S/C10H18O/c1-9(2)8-4-6-10(3,11-9)7-5-8/h8H,4-7H2,1-3H3
Melting Point 1-2 °C
Molar Mass 154.25 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H18O
Synonyms 1,8-cineol;1,8-Cineole;1,8-epoxy-p-menthane;1,8-oxido-p-menthane;cajeputol;cineol;cineole;Cucalyptol;Eucapur;Zineol