- Product Name:
- Patchouli alcohol
- 1,6-Methanonaphthalen-1(2H)-ol, octahydro-4,8a,9,9-tetramethyl-, [1R-(1α,4,4aα ,6,8aα)]-
- Patchoulic alcohol
- Product Categories:
- chemical reagent
- pharmaceutical intermediate
- reference standards from Chinese medicinal herbs (TCM).
- standardized herbal extract
- Mol File:
Patchouli alcohol Chemical Properties
- Melting point:
- 56°; mp (racemate) 39-40° (Danishevsky, Dumas); mp 46-47° (Mirrington, Schmalzl)
- D20 -97.4° (c = 24 in chloroform)
- Boiling point:
- bp8 140°
- d420 1.0284
- refractive index
- nD65 1.5029
- NIST Chemistry Reference
- Patchouli alcohol(5986-55-0)
- EPA Substance Registry System
- 1,6-Methanonaphthalen-1(2H)-ol, octahydro-4,8a,9,9-tetramethyl-, (1R,4S,4aS,6R,8aS)- (5986-55-0)
- Safety Statements
- HS Code
Patchouli alcohol Usage And Synthesis
Herbal oils are of various types depending on herbs used to extract the oil. The most important bioactive constituents of plants are alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. Amongst popular oils, Patchouli oil extracted from Pogostemon cablin is known not just for its health benefits but also for its fragrance. Patchouli is a perennial herb and a fragrant plant that basically grows in the tropical region throughout the world. Though patchouli oil is known for its perfumery uses and there are other medicinal properties attached with patchouli oil. Patchouli oil’s growing demand can be understood as it can neither be replaced inorganically nor synthesized because of its complex molecular structure. Hence, the only alternative is to cultivate the plant extensively. The aim of the present paper is to review the importance of patchouli extractions in the treatment of diseases that may be useful for the applications of this medicinal plant in the treatment of diseases.
Patchouli alcohol is a fragrance ingredient used in decorative cosmetics, fine fragrances, shampoos, toilet soaps, non-cosmetic products such as household cleaners and detergents. Patchoulic alcohol is commonly used as an indicator for the quality assessment of dried P. cablin. It also used as daily dosage along with other herbs for treatment of asthma.
ChEBI: A carbotricyclic compound and sesquiterpenoid tertiary alcohol that is tricyclo[5.3.1.03,8]undecan-3-ol which is substituted at positions 2, 2, 6 and 8 by methyl groups (the 1R,3R,6S,7 stereo>S,8S-diastereoisomer).