Osmorhizole is an allylbenzene essential oil. It’s a derivative of methyl chavicol with the addition of a methoxy group on the benzene ring. It’s also a positional isomer of methyl eugenol and 3,5-dimethoxyallylbenzene.
In PiHKAL this allylbenzene is incorrectly spelled "osmorrhizole". The reference also makes claims that osmorhizole occurs in carrots. Until it's existence in carrots can be verified by another source this information should be regarded as dubious.
|Plant||Part||Contents of Essential Oil|
|Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)||Leaves||16-57.4%   |
|Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)||Seeds||Unspecified   |
Synonyms: 2,4-dimethoxy-1-prop-2-enylbenzene; Benzene, 1-allyl-2,4-dimethoxy-; 1-Allyl-2,4-dimethoxybenzene; 3-(2,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-propene
IUPAC Name: 2,4-Dimethoxy-1-(prop-2-en-1-yl)benzene
PubChem CID: 3083821
ChemSpider ID: 2340972
CAS #: 3698-23-5
Molecular Weight: 178.22766 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula: C11H14O2
Boiling Point: 71-72 C
Canonical SMILES: COC1=CC(=C(C=C1)CC=C)OC