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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These results are disagreement with those found by Abd-El-Hady [70] who fed weaned rabbits diets contained 0, 300 and 400 gm digestarom (contained active components: menthol (3.00% of peppermint), anethol (0.45% of anise, fennel) and carvon (0.035% of caraway)/ton.
They include organic acids (acetic, benzoic, cinnamic and phenylacetic); alcohols (benzyl alcohol, borneol, cinnamyl alcohol, citronellol, geraniol, linalool, menthol, phenylethyl alcohol and terpineol); aldehydes (anisic aldehyde, cinnamic aldehyde, benzaldehyde, citral, piperonal or heliotropin, salicylic aldehyde and vanillin); ketones (carvones, camphor, thujone, pulegone, etc; esters such as bornyl acetate, methyl salicylate, benzyl benzoate, geranyl acetate and linalyl acetate); phenols (thymol, carvacrol and chavicol); phenol ethers (anethol, eugenol and safrol) and many other more complex compounds such as coumarin and indol.
As main ingredients, the essential oil blend contained the phenolic monoterpenes carvacrol, anethol, and flavonoids.
The taste is sweet and aromatic, and the fruits contain from 3 to 5% of essential oil with anethol as the principal ingredient.