CHEBI:3440 - carvacrol

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ChEBI Name carvacrol
ChEBI ID CHEBI:3440
Definition A phenol that is a natural monoterpene derivative of cymene. An inhibitor of bacterial growth, it is used as a food additive. Potent activator of the human ion channels transient receptor potential V3 (TRPV3) and A1 (TRPA1).
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Formula C10H14O
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 150.21760
Monoisotopic Mass 150.104
InChI InChI=1S/C10H14O/c1-7(2)9-5-4-8(3)10(11)6-9/h4-7,11H,1-3H3
InChIKey RECUKUPTGUEGMW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES CC(C)c1ccc(C)c(O)c1
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): volatile oil component
Any metabolite that is found naturally as a component of a volatile oil.
flavouring agent
A food additive that is used to added improve the taste or odour of a food.
antimicrobial agent
A substance that kills or slows the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans.
TRPA1 channel agonist
An agonist at the transient receptor potential cation channel A1 (TRPA1).
antifungal agent
An antimicrobial agent that destroys fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce.
(via botanical anti-fungal agent )
plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
(via botanical anti-fungal agent )
Application(s): flavouring agent
A food additive that is used to added improve the taste or odour of a food.
agrochemical
An agrochemical is a substance that is used in agriculture or horticulture.
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Outgoing carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) has parent hydride p-cymene (CHEBI:28768)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) has role agrochemical (CHEBI:33286)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) has role antimicrobial agent (CHEBI:33281)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) has role flavouring agent (CHEBI:35617)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) has role TRPA1 channel agonist (CHEBI:137514)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) has role volatile oil component (CHEBI:27311)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) is a p-menthane monoterpenoid (CHEBI:25186)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) is a botanical anti-fungal agent (CHEBI:86494)
carvacrol (CHEBI:3440) is a phenols (CHEBI:33853)
IUPAC Name
2-methyl-5-(propan-2-yl)phenol
Synonyms Sources
1-Hydroxy-2-methyl-5-isopropylbenzene ChemIDplus
1-Methyl-2-hydroxy-4-isopropylbenzene ChemIDplus
2-Hydroxy-p-cymene ChemIDplus
2-Methyl-5-(1-methylethyl)phenol ChemIDplus
2-Methyl-5-isopropylphenol ChemIDplus
2-p-Cymenol ChemIDplus
3-Isopropyl-6-methylphenol ChemIDplus
5-Isopropyl-2-methylphenol ChemIDplus
5-Isopropyl-o-cresol ChemIDplus
Carvacrol KEGG COMPOUND
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C00000156 KNApSAcK
C09840 KEGG COMPOUND
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1860514 Beilstein Registry Number ChemIDplus
499-75-2 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
499-75-2 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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Last Modified
22 June 2017