Chavicol, or p-allylphenol, is a natural phenylpropene
Phenylpropenes, propenylphenols or allylbenzenes are a class of phenylpropanoids, a type of polyphenols.The phenylpropenes, including eugenol, chavicol, safrole and estragole, are derived from the monolignols. These compounds are the primary constituents of various essential oils....

, a type of organic compound. Its chemical structure consists of a benzene
Benzene is an organic chemical compound. It is composed of 6 carbon atoms in a ring, with 1 hydrogen atom attached to each carbon atom, with the molecular formula C6H6....

 ring substituted with a hydroxy group and a propenyl group. It is a colorless liquid found together with terpene
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, particularly conifers, though also by some insects such as termites or swallowtail butterflies, which emit terpenes from their osmeterium. They are often strong smelling and thus may have had a protective...

s in betel
The Betel is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which includes pepper and Kava. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties...

oil. It is miscible with alcohol, ether, and chloroform.

Chavicol is used as an odorant in perfumery.
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