W224502

Sigma-Aldrich

Carvacrol

≥98%, FCC, FG

Synonym(s):
5-Isopropyl-2-methylphenol
Linear Formula:
(CH3)2CHC6H3(CH3)OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
150.22
FEMA Number:
2245
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1860514
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
2055
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
4.031
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher

Agency/Method

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 172.515

assay

≥98%

refractive index

n20/D 1.522 (lit.)

bp

236-237 °C (lit.)

mp

3-4 °C (lit.)

density

0.976 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

woody; spicy; camphoraceous

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

CC(C)c1ccc(C)c(O)c1

InChI

1S/C10H14O/c1-7(2)9-5-4-8(3)10(11)6-9/h4-7,11H,1-3H3

InChI key

RECUKUPTGUEGMW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... UGT1A4(54657)

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General description

Carvacrol is an antimicrobial monoterpene compound that can be used as a flavoring agent in food and cosmetics. It is one of the major volatile components in oregano essential oil.

Packaging

100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle
5 kg in poly drum

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Danger

Hazard Statements

hazcat

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

storage_class_code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

212.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

> 100 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

The natural antimicrobial carvacrol inhibits Campylobacter jejuni motility and infection of epithelial cells
Van Alphen LB, et al
PLoS ONE, 7(9), e45343-e45343 (2012)
Antimicrobial activity of carvacrol: current progress and future prospectives
Nostro A & Papalia T
Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, 7(1), 28-35 (2012)
Yuhua Chang et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 61(37), 8906-8913 (2013-09-04)
A simple cost-effective method (spontaneous emulsification) for fabricating physically stable antimicrobial nanoemulsions from essential oils is described. These nanoemulsions (10 wt % total oil phase) were formed by titration of a mixture of essential oil (carvacrol), carrier oil (medium chain...
Ademola Oladunjoye et al.
Poultry science, 92(5), 1357-1365 (2013-04-11)
In the present study, low concentrations of carvacrol (0.025 to 0.2%) and lauric arginate (LAE; 25 to 200 ppm) were tested at 4, 22, and 45°C in a broth model, and higher concentrations of carvacrol (0.1 to 5%) and LAE...
Bo Tang et al.
Oncogene, 38(20), 3946-3961 (2019-01-30)
Although VPAC1 and its ligand vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) are important in gastrointestinal physiology, their involvements in progression of gastrointestinal tumor have not been explored. Here, we found that higher expression of VIP/VPAC1 was observed in gastric cancer compared to...

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