Elemicin

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Elemicin
Elemicin
Chemical name 1,2,3-trimethoxy-5-
(2-propenyl)benzene
Other names 5-allyl-1,2,3-trimethoxybenzene
Chemical formula C12H16O3
Molecular mass 208.25 g/mol
CAS number [487-11-6]
Density ? g/cm3
Melting point ? °C
Boiling point ? °C
SMILES C=CCC1=CC(OC)=C(OC)C(OC)=C1
Disclaimer and references

Elemicin is a natural organic compound that is a constituent of the essential oil of nutmeg. It is believed to be responsible for the subtle psychoactive effects of nutmeg.

References

  • "Chemistry and psychopharmacology of nutmeg and of several related phenylisopropylamines." Shulgin, Alexander T.; Sargent, Thornton W.; Naranjo, Claudio. United States, Public Health Service Publication (1967), No. 1645 202-14.


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