Chemical Component Summary

Name2-methoxy-4-(prop-2-en-1-yl)phenol
Synonymseugenol
Identifiers2-methoxy-4-prop-2-enyl-phenol
FormulaC10 H12 O2
Molecular Weight164.20
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESCOc1cc(ccc1O)CC=C
InChIInChI=1S/C10H12O2/c1-3-4-8-5-6-9(11)10(7-8)12-2/h3,5-7,11H,1,4H2,2H3
InChIKeyRRAFCDWBNXTKKO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count24
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count24
Aromatic Bond Count6

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB09086 
NameEugenol
Groupsapproved
DescriptionEugenol is a naturally occurring phenolic molecule found in several plants such as cinnamon, clove, and bay leaves. It has been used as a topical antiseptic as a counter-irritant and in dental preparations with zinc oxide for root canal sealing and pain control. Although not currently available in any FDA-approved products (including OTC), eugenol has been found to have anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antipyretic, antioxidant, antifungal and analgesic properties. Its exact mechanism of action is unknown, however, it has been shown to interfere with action potential conduction. There are a number of unapproved OTC products available containing eugenol that advertise its use for the treatment of toothache.
SynonymsEugenol
Brand Names
  • Eugenol Toothache Medication
  • Dry Socket Paste
  • Walgreens Natural Eugenol/Toothache Medication with cotton pellets and tweezers
  • T.R.U.E. Test Thin-Layer Rapid Use Patch Test
  • Jiffy Toothache Drops
IndicationEugenol is not currently available in any FDA-approved drug products. There are a number of unapproved OTC products that advertise it for the use of toothache. Eugenol is is also commonly used in combination with zinc oxide in dental procedures for the cementation of temporary prostheses and the temporary restoration of teeth and cavities.
Categories
  • Acids, Carbocyclic
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Caffeic Acids
  • Cell-mediated Immunity
  • Cinnamates
CAS number97-53-0

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Estrogen receptor alphaMTMTLHTKASGMALLHQIQGNELEPLNRPQLKIPLERPLGEVYLDSSKPA...unknown
Estrogen receptor betaMDIKNSPSSLNSPSSYNCSQSILPLEHGSIYIPSSYVDSHHEYPAMTFYS...unknown
Androgen receptorMEVQLGLGRVYPRPPSKTYRGAFQNLFQSVREVIQNPGPRHPEAASAAPP...unknownantagonist
Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 3MKAHPKEMVPLMGKRVAAPSGNPAILPEKRPAEITPTKKSAHFFLEIEGF...unknown
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

Related Resource References

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CCDC/CSDWUTFEZ
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