Accession Number: pdtdbl00142

Details of the Ligand

Ligand Name : Eugenol
Systematic Names : Eugenol; 4-Allylguaiacol; 4-Allyl-2-methoxyphenol; Eugenic acid; Allylguaiacol; Caryophyllic acid
Molecular Formula : C10H12O2
Molecular Weight : g/mol
IUPAC Name : 2-methoxy-4-prop-2-enylphenol
Canonical SMILES : COC1=C(C=CC(=C1)CC=C)O
Ligand Description :

Eugenol is a colorless to pale yellow oily liquid extracted from certain essential oils especially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, basil and bay leaf. It is present in concentrations of 80–90% in clove bud oil and at 82–88% in clove leaf oil. Eugenol is used in dental preparations such as surgical pastes, dental packing, and dental cement, it may cause contact stomatitis and allergic cheilitis.

Eugenol is hepatotoxic, meaning it may cause damage to the liver. Overdose is possible, causing a wide range of symptoms from blood in the patient's urine, to convulsions, diarrhoea, nausea, unconsciousness, dizziness, or rapid heartbeat.

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