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Estragole is a phenylpropene; a natural organic compound. Its chemical structure consists of a benzene ring substituted with a methoxy group and a propenyl group. This is a natural compound that is present in basil oil and is isolated by the process of fractional distillation. It has a sweet, phenolic, anise, spicy, green herbal odour.The product is used mainly in fragrance applications.
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GC: Gas Chromatography
A technique used to isolate or purify various components present in essential oils, fractional distillation separates the volatile oil in different fractions or portions at various boiling points.
Methyl Chavicol (Estragole)
What is Methyl Chavicol?
Also known as estragole, Methyl Chavicol is a natural organic compound that is present in basil oil. Its chemical structure consists of a benzene ring substituted with a methoxy group and a propenyl group.
How is methyl chavicol isolate obtained?
Methyl chavicol isolate is obtained by the fractional distillation of basil oil. During fractional distillation, the volatile oil is separated at different fractions or portions at multiple boiling points to purify and isolate the components present in the oil.
What are the aroma characteristics of methyl chavicol?
An oil soluble liquid, methyl chavicol has a phenolic, anise-like herbal fragrance. Often described as sweet and spicy, its distinct aroma is popular with the fragrance industry.
Which applications are methyl chavicol Isolate used in?
Methyl chavicol isolate is mainly used in fragrance applications.
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