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4-Allylguaiacol, Eugenic acid
- Also found in: Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
- Class: Monoterpene
- Formula: C10H12O2
- Molecular Weight.: 164.2 g/mol
- Boiling Point: 253.2º
Natural phenolic molecule derived from guaiacol found in several plants such as cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves. It has been used as a topical anti-irritant antiseptic and in dental preparations with zinc oxide to seal the root canal and control pain.
Eugenol has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antipyretic, antioxidant, antifungal and analgesic properties. Its exact mechanism of action is not known, however, it has been shown to interfere with the conduction of the action potential.