Type of Compound: Terpenoid

Medical Properties: 

Pain reliever

Description:  Found in green tea, phytol is a diterpene that results from the degradation of chlorophyll. Phytol inhibits the enzyme that degrades the neurotransmitter GABA, which may partially account for its relaxing effect. 

Boiling Point (F): 635 

Boiling Point (C):  335 

Melting Point (F): < 77

Melting Point (C):  < 25  

Concentration (% of dry weight): 

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Chemical Formula: C20H40 

IUPAC Name: (2E,7R,11R)-3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol