This allylbenzene is found in betel leaf essential oil. It is reported to have stimulant effects. It is a major metabolite of safrole, and also a metabolite of eugenol, methyl eugenol and chavibetol.
Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitor
Tests performed found hydroxychavicol was an inhibitor of platelet aggregation in vitro.
Hydroxychavicol was found to be a potent inhibitor of COX-1 and COX-2 in vitro.
Synonyms: 1,2-dihydroxyallylbenzene; 1,2-dihydroxy-4-allylbenzene; 2-hydroxychavicol
PubChem Compound ID: 70775
Molecular Weight: 150.1745 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula: C9H10O2
IUPAC Name: 4-prop-2-enylbenzene-1,2-diol
Canonical SMILES: C=CCC1=CC(=C(C=C1)O)O