Mol. Weight - 148.20
Formula - C10H12O
Other Name - Chavicol methyl ether , p-allylanisole , p-Methoxyallylbenzene , Estragole
Boiling Point -215-216
CAS NO. 140-67-0
Flash point: 81 C
Physical Appearance : Colourless, clear Liquid
Odour/Flavour : Reminiscent to estragon, with a slightly spicy
Assay by GLC : Not less than 99%
Specific Gravity : 0.950 to 0.970
Refractive Index : 1.510 to 1.520
Optical Rotation : -1 TO +1
Acidity/Alkalinity : Neutral to Litmus
Storage : Keep in cool place
Methyl Chavicol is produced by oil, distilled from the herbs of flavoring plants of Basil (Ocimum basilicum-family labiatae), It is used for food flavoring as well as in perfumery. It is also the main raw material to manufacture Anethole.
Ocimum basilicum alone is cultivated in India on commercial scale. Methyl Chavicol is produced by fractionally distilling Basil Essential Oil. This liquid product has applications in predominantly food flavorings and perfumery.
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USES :-IN FOOD, FLAVOUR, COSMETIC, PHARMACEUTICALS, TOBACCO AND PERFUME INDUSRTIES.