Sobrerol
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Clinical data
Other namestrans-p-Menth-6-ene-2,8-diol; trans-sobrerol
AHFS/Drugs.comInternational Drug Names
ATC code
Identifiers
  • (1S)-5-(1-hydroxy-1-methylethyl)-2-methylcyclohex-2-en-1-ol
CAS Number
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CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.050.692 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC10H18O2
Molar mass170.252 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
Melting point130–132 °C (266–270 °F)
Boiling point270–271 °C (518–520 °F)
  • O[C@H]1CC(C\C=C1\C)C(O)(C)C
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Sobrerol is a mucolytic.

History

Sobrerol was discovered by Ascanio Sobrero as an oxidation product of terpenes. Later the oxidation and reduction reactions of chiral pinene lead also to several possible isomers of carvone (the corresponding cyclohexyl ketone dehydrated at the isopropyl) and sobrerol, making it possible to determine reaction mechanism and the structural properties of pinene and of other terpenes.

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