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Asarones

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Asarone, which includes alpha (trans) and beta (cis) types, is an ether found in certain plants such as acorus and asarum. As a volatile fragrance oil, it is used in killing pests and bacteria. Diseases that can be treated using drugs mixed with this compound include diphtheria, typhoid and tuberculosis.

α-Asarone
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IUPAC name
Other names alpha-Azaron
cis-Isoelemicin
2,4,5-Trimethoxyphenyl-2-propene
Identifiers
CAS number 2883-98-9
PubChem 636822
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula C12H16O3
Molar mass 208.254 g mol−1
Appearance colorless solid substance
Density 1.028 g/cm−3 [1]
Melting point

62-63 °C [2]

Boiling point

296 °C [2]

Solubility in water insoluble
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox references