Anethole Chemical formula

💊 Chemical information

Anethol; Anetol; p-Propenylanisole. (E)-1-Methoxy-4-(prop-1enyl)benzene.
Chemical formula: C10H12O = 148.2.
CAS — 104-46-1; 4180-23-8 (E isomer).


In Ger. Also in USNF.


(Anethole). Obtained from anise oil or other sources or prepared synthetically. At or above 23° anethole is a colourless or faintly yellow liquid with a sweet taste and the aromatic odour of aniseed. Very slightly soluble in water; soluble 1 in 2 by volume of alcohol; readily miscible with chloroform and with ether. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Anethole has similar properties to those of anise oil (below). It is also included in mixed terpene preparations used in urinary-tract disorders.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austria: Rowatinex; Canad.: Beech Nut Cough Drops†; Bentasil Licorice with Echinacea†; Bentasil†; Bronco Asmol; Chile: Rowatinex; Cz.: Rowatinex; Ger.: Rowatinex; Hong Kong: Neo-Rowatinex; Rowatinex; Hung.: Rowatinex; Indon.: Listerine Coolmint; Irl.: Rowatinex; Israel: Rowatinex; Malaysia: Rowatinex; Philipp.: Listerine Coolmint; Rowatinex; Pol.: Rowatinex; Spain: Pulmofasa; Rowanefrin; Vicks Formula 44†; Switz.: GU Eau†; Neo-Angin sans sucre; Pectocalmine Junior N; Thai.: Rowatinex; Venez.: Rowatinex.
Published December 18, 2018.