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Substance Name: Farnesol
RN: 4602-84-0
UNII: EB41QIU6JL
InChIKey: CRDAMVZIKSXKFV-YFVJMOTDSA-N

Note

  • A colorless liquid extracted from oils of plants such as citronella, neroli, cyclamen, and tuberose. It is an intermediate step in the biological synthesis of cholesterol from mevalonic acid in vertebrates. It has a delicate odor and is used in perfumery. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)

Molecular Formula

  • C15-H26-O

Molecular Weight

  • 222.369
 

Classification Codes

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Mutation Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Farnesol
  • Trimethyl dodecatrienol

MeSH Heading

  • Farnesol

Synonyms

  • 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol, 3,7,11-trimethyl-
  • 3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-ol
  • 3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienol
  • AI3-44561
  • EINECS 225-004-1
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 128911
  • Farnesol
  • Farnesyl alcohol
  • FCI 119a
  • FEMA No. 2478
  • HSDB 445
  • NSC 60597
  • Stirrup
  • UNII-EB41QIU6JL

Systematic Names

  • 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol, 3,7,11-trimethyl-
  • Farnesol

Superlist Name

  • Farnesol

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 4602-84-0

FDA UNII

  • EB41QIU6JL

System Generated Number

  • 0004602840

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C15H26O/c1-13(2)7-5-8-14(3)9-6-10-15(4)11-12-16/h7,9,11,16H,5-6,8,10,12H2,1-4H3/b14-9+,15-11+

InChIKey

CRDAMVZIKSXKFV-YFVJMOTDSA-N

Smiles

C(=C\CC\C(=C\CO)C)(\CC\C=C(\C)C)C

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 443mg/kg (443mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: SOMNOLENCE (GENERAL DEPRESSED ACTIVITY)

BEHAVIORAL: ANTIPSYCHOTIC
Therapie. Vol. 27, Pg. 893, 1972.
mouse LD50 oral 7400mg/kg (7400mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: SOMNOLENCE (GENERAL DEPRESSED ACTIVITY)

BEHAVIORAL: ANTIPSYCHOTIC
Therapie. Vol. 27, Pg. 893, 1972.
rat LD50 oral 6gm/kg (6000mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: SOMNOLENCE (GENERAL DEPRESSED ACTIVITY)

BEHAVIORAL: ANTIPSYCHOTIC
Therapie. Vol. 27, Pg. 893, 1972.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point < 25 deg C   EXP
log P (octanol-water) 5.770 (none)   EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 2.69E-10 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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