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Pulegone



Pulegone[1]
IUPAC name (R)-5-Methyl-2-(1-methylethylidine)cyclohexanone
Other names p-Menth-4(8)-en-3-one
delta-4(8)-p-menthen-3-one
Identifiers
CAS number 89-82-7
PubChem 442495
SMILES C[C@@H]1CCC(=C(C)C)C(=O)C1
Properties
Molecular formula C10H16O
Molar mass 152.23 g/mol
Appearance Colorless oil
Density 0.9346 g/cm3
Boiling point

224 °C, 497 K, 435 °F

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

Infobox disclaimer and references

Pulegone is a naturally occurring organic compound obtained from the essential oils of a variety of plants such as Nepeta cataria (catnip), Mentha piperita, and pennyroyal.[2][3] It is classified as a monoterpene.

Additional recommended knowledge

Pulegone is a clear colorless oily liquid and has a pleasant odor similar to pennyroyal, peppermint and camphor. It is used in flavoring agents, in perfumery, and in aromatherapy.

References

  1. ^ Merck Index, 11th Edition, 7955.
  2. ^ Grundschober, F. (1979) Literature review of pulegone. Perfum. Flavorist, 4, 15–17.
  3. ^ Sullivan, J.B., Rumack, B.H., Thomas, H., Peterson, R.G. & Brysch, P. (1979) Pennyroyal oil poisoning and hepatotoxicity. J. Am. Med. Assoc., 242, 2873–2874.
 
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