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Zingerone Properties


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Zingerone is the principal organic compound responsible for giving ginger its pungent taste. It is used as a flavor additive in spice oils and in perfumery to introduce spicy aromas. It is likely the active constituent responsible for the antidiarrheal efficacy of ginger.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 187-188 °C
CAS Number 122-48-5
Density 1.14 g/ml
EINECS Number 204-548-3
HS Code 29333999
IUPAC Name 4-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-butanone
InChI 1S/C11H14O3/c1-8(12)3-4-9-5-6-10(13)11(7-9)14-2/h5-7,13H,3-4H2,1-2H3
Melting Point 40-41 °C
Molar Mass 194.22 g/mol
Molecular Formula C11H14O3
RTECS Number EL8900000
Refractive n20/D 1.541
Synonyms Zingerone;Vanillylacetone;Zingerone;Zingiberone;[0]-Paradol;2-Butanone,4-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-