Anethole is an organic compound with molecular formula C 10 H12 O. It is phenylpropene\'s derivative which is an aromatic compound that occurs broadly in essential oils. Anethole is a fragrant, colorless, and mildly volatile liquid. It is slightly soluble in water, but show high solubility in ethanol. Anethole naturally occurs in Indian Basil Oil.
Anethole is widely obtained from three main ways:1- natural essential oil's separation; 2- reaction and rectification of CST (crude sulphate turpentine); 3- chemical synthesis of petrochemical substances.
Uses:Natural Anethole can remove unpleasant smells, so it is massively used in commodities as a masking agent like in toothpaste, toilet soaps, mouth wash and many more. It is also used in food & beverage products, candy, chewing gums, baked goods and cigarettes as a flavoring agent.
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