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Sesamol is a natural organic compound which is a component of sesame oil. It is a white crystalline solid that is a derivative of phenol. It is sparingly soluble in water, but miscible with most oils.
Additional recommended knowledge
Sesamol has been found to be an antioxidant that may prevent the spoilage of oils, and may protect the body from damage from free radicals. It also may prevent the spoilage of oils by acting as an antifungal.
Sesamol is used as a chemical intermediate in the industrial synthesis of the pharmaceutical drug paroxetine (Paxil).
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