Sesamol CAS 533-31-3

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Chemical Name: Sesamol
CAS No.: 533-31-3
Molecular Fomula: C7H6O3
Molecular weight: 138.12
Appearance: off-white to tan crystalline
Sample: Available

Sesamol CAS 533-31-3

Description of Sesamol

Sesamol is a natural organic compound which is a component of sesame oil. It is a white crystalline solid that is a derivative of phenol. It is sparingly soluble in water, but miscible with most oils. It can be produced by organic synthesis from heliotropine.
Sesamol has been found to be an antioxidant that may prevent the spoilage of oils, It also may prevent the spoilage of oils by acting as an antifungal.
Sesamol can be used as a chemical intermediate in the industrial synthesis of the pharmaceutical drug paroxetine (Paxil).:138-141; Sesame oil is used in Ayurvedic Medicine.

Basic Info of Sesamol

Chemical Name



5-Benzodioxolol;3,4-(Methylenedioxy)phenol;5-hydroxy-1,3-benzodioxolane;1,3-Benzodioxol-5-ol;4,5-methylenedioxyphenol;3,4-Methylenedioxyphenol;5-Hydroxy-1,3-benzodioxole;1-hydroxy-3,4-methylenedioxybenzene;4-hydroxy-1,2-methylenedioxy-benzene;Methylene ether of oxyhydroquinone.



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Appearance & Physical State

white to off-white crystalline powder


1.394 g/cm3

Boiling Point

274ºC at 760 mmHg

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Water Solubility

slightly soluble


Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.

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What is Sesamol?

     With the progress of science and technology and the development of society, chemical products have invariably permeated our daily lives, in medicine, food, cosmetics, electronics, industry, and other areas, becoming an essential part of our lives. One such product is Sesamol which has developed particularly rapidly in recent years. Do you know about Sesamol?

The official answer: Sesamol, also known as 3,4-methylenedioxyphenol, is an important aroma component of sesame oil and an important quality stabilizer for sesame oil.

What’s the application of Sesamol?

Sesamol is naturally present in sesame oil in very small amounts. It is an aromatic phenolic compound that can interact with acids, aldehydes, alcohols (phenols) and other compounds to produce esters and ether derivatives. It is widely used in the preparation of anti-mould and anti-bacterial agents, anti-cancer, anti-hypertensive drugs, high-grade shampoo head Chemicalbook hair conditioner and a series of fine chemicals, is an expensive chemical, pharmaceutical intermediates raw materials, has a good development value and application prospects. It is also an important intermediate in the synthesis of anti-cancer drugs and pesticide synergists, as well as an intermediate in anti-hypertension and cerebrovascular disease drugs.


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