CHEBI:38265 - carvone

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ChEBI Name carvone
Definition A p-menthane monoterpenoid that consists of cyclohex-2-enone having methyl and isopropenyl substituents at positions 2 and 5, respectively.
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Formula C10H14O
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 150.21756
Monoisotopic Mass 150.104
InChI InChI=1S/C10H14O/c1-7(2)9-5-4-8(3)10(11)6-9/h4,9H,1,5-6H2,2-3H3
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): 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 )
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Outgoing carvone (CHEBI:38265) is a botanical anti-fungal agent (CHEBI:86494)
carvone (CHEBI:38265) is a carvones (CHEBI:23048)
Incoming (−)-carvone (CHEBI:15400) is a carvone (CHEBI:38265)
(+)-carvone (CHEBI:15399) is a carvone (CHEBI:38265)
Synonyms Sources
1-carvone ChEBI
2-methyl-5-(1-methyl-1-ethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-one ChEBI
2-methyl-5-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-one ChEBI
2-methyl-5-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohex-2-enone ChEBI
2-methyl-5-isopropenyl-2-cyclohexenone NIST Chemistry WebBook
5-isopropenyl-2-methylcyclohex-2-en-1-one ChEBI
carvol ChEBI
Carvon ChEBI
carvone ChemIDplus
Karvon ChemIDplus
p-mentha-6,8-dien-2-one ChemIDplus
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Carvone Wikipedia
Carvones MetaCyc
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
102300 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
1364206 Beilstein Registry Number ChemIDplus
1364206 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
99-49-0 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
99-49-0 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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16638680 PubMed citation Europe PMC
19876560 PubMed citation Europe PMC
20233552 PubMed citation Europe PMC
21428701 PubMed citation Europe PMC
Last Modified
23 October 2015
General Comment
2011-03-09 Found naturally in many essential oils, it is most abundant in the oils from seeds of caraway (Carum carvi) and dill. The sharply different tastes and smells of its two enantiomers make it useful as an organic chemistry teaching tool and in the food industry.