safrole


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safrole

[′sa‚frōl]
(organic chemistry)
C3H5C6H3O2CH2 A toxic, water-insoluble, colorless oil that boils at 233°C; found in sassafras and camphorwood oils; used in medicine, perfumes, insecticides, and soaps, and as a chemical intermediate.
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Belgium requires and enforces strong reporting requirements for the import and export of precursor chemicals (bulk pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, safrole oil and benzyl methyl ketone), and the Belgian Federal Police have the lead role in enforcing these controls.
1 NUTMEG contains many essential volatile oils like myristicin, elemicin and safrole, which give a sweet aromatic flavour to nutmeg.
Mexico could be rapidly becoming a producer of ecstasy, as evidenced by the 2,500 liters of safrole (a tree extract used to produce ecstasy) that were seized at the Mexico City airport in 2011," said the agency, which is based in The Hague in the Netherlands.
Safrole is often used in sudorific, anti-rheumatic, anti-syphilitic and diuretic medicinal preparations as well as in insect repellents and perfume fixatives (LORENZI; MATOS, 2002).
Safrole in the bark of sassafras deters insects and other pests, but I find its sweet, licorice-like odor quite pleasing.
Structure & activity studies of the carcinogenicities in the mouse and rat of some naturally occurring and synthetic alkenylbenzene derivatives related to safrole and estragole.
Bioactivities of safrole and isosafrole on Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
Other common precursors include saffrol, isosaffrol, piperonal, and safrole (often from sassafras oil) (37).
It contains camphor, pinene, cineole, dipentene, phellandrene, eugenol, safrole, caryophyllene, borneol, and possibly cinnamic and benzoic aldehydes.
However, the main raw material for the drug is sassafras oil, or safrole, which is extracted from a number of different plants, mainly in Southeast Asia and China.
It's also a leading producer of safrole, the key raw material in ecstasy, and so much amphetamine that the State Department warns that the Golden Triangle could become the "Ice Triangle.