80720 Sigma


≥95.0% (GC)

Synonym: (2Z,6Z)-3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-ol, 2-cis,6-cis-Farnesol

  • CAS Number 16106-95-9

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C15H26O

  • Molecular Weight 222.37

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1723036

  •  MDL number MFCD00671239


Related Categories Cell Biology, Metabolic Pathways, Metabolomics, Terpenoid Metabolism, Terpenoids More...
assay   ≥95.0% (GC)
storage temp.   −20°C


Biochem/physiol Actions

Farnesol is an acyclic sesquiterpene alcohol, with four possible isomers, the E/E-isomer being the most common in nature. It was found to have different biological functions1, for example to act as a quorum-sensing molecule to suppress filamentation in the fungus Candida albicans2; and to have antibacterial effects against Staphylococcus aureus, including promotion of potassium ion leakage3. Its derivatives are involved in the a-factor mating peptide of the dodecapeptide pheromone found in Saccharomyces cerevisiae4. The biological activity of farnesol and FPP analogues are investigated in cancer research5,6.


Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

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