anethole

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anethole

[′an·ə‚thȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C10H12O White crystals that melt at 22.5°C; very slightly soluble in water; affected by light; odor resembles oil of anise; used in perfumes and flavors, and as a sensitizer in color-bleaching processes in color photography.
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shows the similarity of the structure of anethol and dianethol with diethylstilbestrol.
The anethol content of the extract was determined by gas chromatography.
The mechanism of action is not clear, but it can be due to the presence of anethol, dianethol and its polymers in the Fennel extract, showing variable estrogenic activity.