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What is it?
Eugenol is sometimes called clove oil because it is the active element in cloves. It causes the aromatic smell typical of cloves and because of this property is often found in perfumes.  Eugenol is a naturally occurring scent chemical found in clove oil; also manufactured synthetically. 

Eugenol is a phenylpropene, a an allyl chain-substituted guaiacol.  Eugenol is a member of the phenylpropanoids  class of chemical compounds. It is a clear to pale yellow oily liquid extracted from certain essential oils especially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, basil and bay leaf.   It is slightly soluble in water and soluble in organic solvents.  It has a spicy, clove-like aroma.

The name is derived from the scientific name for clove.  Eugenia aromaticum or Eugenia caryophyllata. Eugenol is responsible for the aroma of cloves.  It is the main component in the essential oil extracted from cloves, comprising 7290% of the total.

What is it used in?

Eugenol is used in perfumeries, flavorings, essential oils and in medicine as a local antiseptic and anesthetic. 

Has been associated with allergies and contact dermatitis. 

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