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IUPAC name[hide] 6-methyl-2-(4-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)hept-5-en-2-ol Other names[hide] Levomenol Identifiers CAS number 23089-26-1 PubChem 10586 ChemSpider 390796 UNII 24WE03BX2T Beilstein Reference 5733954 Jmol-3D images Image 1 SMILES [show] InChI [show] Properties Molecular formula C15H26O Molar mass 222.37 g mol−1 Exact mass 222.198365454 g mol-1 Density 0.92 g cm-3 Boiling point 153 °C, 426 K, 307 °F (at 12 mmHg) Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa) Infobox references
Bisabolol, or more formally α-(-)-bisabolol or also known as levomenol , is a natural monocyclic sesquiterpene alcohol. It is a colorless viscous oil that is the primary constituent of the essential oil from German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Myoporum crassifolium. It is almost insoluble in water and glycerin, but well soluble in ethanol. The enantiomer, α-(+)bisabolol, is also found naturally but is rare. Synthetic bisabolol is usually a racemic mixture of the two, α-(±)-bisabolol. Bisabolol has a weak sweet floral aroma and is used in various fragrances. It has also been used for hundreds of years in cosmetics because of its perceived skin healing properties. Bisabolol is
Bisabolol is also demonstrated to enhance the percutaneous absorption of certain molecules.
. anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. α-bisabolol has recently been shown to induce apoptosis in models of leukemia.
A structurally related compound known as β-bisabolol (CAS registry number [15352-77-9]) differs only in the position of the tertiary alcohol functional group.known to have anti-irritant.