Type of Compound: Terpenoid

Medical Properties: 

Description: Bulnesol, also known as guai-1(10)-en-11-ol, is a member of the class of compounds known as sesquiterpenoids. Sesquiterpenoids are terpenes with three consecutive isoprene units. Bulnesol is practically insoluble (in water) and an extremely weak acidic compound (based on its pKa). Bulnesol is a spice tasting compound found in herbs and spices, which makes bulnesol a potential biomarker for the consumption of this food product. Bulnesol is found in herbs and spices. Bulnesol is a constituent of guaiac wood oil (Bulnesia sarmienti). Also from Ferula species.

Boiling Point (F):  597 ± 52 

Boiling Point (C):  314 ± 11 

Melting Point (F): 156 – 158 

Melting Point (C): 69 – 70 

Concentration (% of dry weight): 

Relative Content (%):

Chemical Formula: C15H26O

IUPAC Name: 2-(3,8-dimethyl-1,2,3,3a,4,5,6,7-octahydroazulen-5-yl)propan-2-ol