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IUPAC name 2-methyl-5-(1-methylethenyl)-
Other names L-carveol
CAS number 99-48-9
SMILES C=[C@](C)[C@@H]1CC)
Molecular formula C10H16O
Molar mass 152.23 g/mol
Density 0.946 g/cm3
Boiling point

226 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Carveol is a natural terpenoid alcohol that is a constituent of spearmint oil. It has an odor and flavor that resemble those of spearmint and caraway. Consequently, it is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and as a flavor additive in the food industry.

It has been found to exhibit chemoprevention of mammary carcinogenesis (prevents breast cancer).


    • P.L. Crowell, et al., "Chemoprevention of mammary carcinogenesis by hydroxylated derivatives of d-limonene", Carcinogenesis 13, 1261 (1992)

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