Chemical Component Summary

FormulaC7 H8 O2
Molecular Weight124.14
Isomeric SMILESCOc1ccccc1O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count17
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count17
Aromatic Bond Count6

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB11359 
DescriptionGuaiacol is an agent thought to have disinfectant properties and used as an expectorant. Guaiacol is a phenolic natural product first isolated from Guaiac resin and the oxidation of lignin. Guaiacol is also present in wood smoke, as a product of pyrolysis of lignin. Guaiacol has been found in the urine of patients with neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma.
  • Pyroguaiac acid
  • 2-methoxyl-4-vinylphenol
  • Guaiacol
  • o-Methoxyphenol
  • o-guaiacol
Brand Names
  • Creo-rectal Nourrisson
  • Demo-cineol Adultes/adults
  • Pastilles Valda
  • Creo-rectal Adultes/adults
  • Creo-rectal Enfants/children
IndicationIt is used medicinally as an expectorant, antiseptic, and local anesthetic. Guaiacol is used in traditional dental pulp sedation, and has the property of inducing cell proliferation; guaiacol is a potent scavenger of reactive oxygen radicals and its radical scavenging activity may be associated with its effect on cell proliferation.
  • Benzene Derivatives
  • Catechols
  • Ethers
  • Methyl Ethers
  • Phenols
CAS number90-05-1

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682