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Update date2018-01-25 19:41:45 UTC
Primary IDFDB014515
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB NameFarnesal
DescriptionFarnesal, also known as (2e,6e)-3,7,11-trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienal or 2-trans,6-trans-farnesal, is a member of the class of compounds known as sesquiterpenoids. Sesquiterpenoids are terpenes with three consecutive isoprene units. Thus, farnesal is considered to be an isoprenoid lipid molecule. Farnesal is practically insoluble (in water) and an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa). Farnesal is a floral and minty tasting compound and can be found in a number of food items such as bamboo shoots, dandelion, italian sweet red pepper, and chicory roots, which makes farnesal a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products.
CAS Number502-67-0
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
SynonymSource
(2-trans,6-trans)-3,7,11-Trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trienalChEBI
(2E,6E)-3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienalChEBI
(2E,6E)-FarnesalChEBI
(e,e)-3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienalChEBI
e,e-FarnesalChEBI
FarnesalChEBI
trans,trans-2,6-FarnesalChEBI
trans,trans-FarnesalChEBI
trans-FarnesalChEBI
(2-trans,6-trans)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trienalbiospider
(2E,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trienalbiospider
(E,E)-3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienalbiospider
2-trans,6-trans-Farnesalbiospider
2-TRANS6-TRANS-FARNESALbiospider
2-transS6-trans-farnesalbiospider
2,6-trans-trans-Farnesalbiospider
2,6,10-Dodecatrienal, 3,7,11-trimethyl-biospider
2,6,10-Dodecatrienal, 3,7,11-trimethyl-, (2E,6E)-biospider
2,6,10-Dodecatrienal, 3,7,11-trimethyl-, (E,E)-biospider
2,6,10-Farnesatrien-1-aldb_source
3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienaldb_source
3,7,11-trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrienal (farnesal)biospider
3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trienalbiospider
E,E-Farnesalbiospider
Farnesal (e,e)biospider
Farnesal, trans,trans-biospider
Farnesyl aldehydebiospider
Trans-farnesalbiospider
Trans, trans-farnesalbiospider
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.033 g/LALOGPS
logP5.56ALOGPS
logP4.32ChemAxon
logS-3.8ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-4.1ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area17.07 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count7ChemAxon
Refractivity73.93 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability28.24 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC15H24O
IUPAC name(2E,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trienal
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C15H24O/c1-13(2)7-5-8-14(3)9-6-10-15(4)11-12-16/h7,9,11-12H,5-6,8,10H2,1-4H3/b14-9+,15-11+
InChI KeyYHRUHBBTQZKMEX-YFVJMOTDSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCC(C)=CCC\C(C)=C\CC\C(C)=C\C=O
Average Molecular Weight220.356
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight220.182715393
Classification
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as sesquiterpenoids. These are terpenes with three consecutive isoprene units.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassPrenol lipids
Sub ClassSesquiterpenoids
Direct ParentSesquiterpenoids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Farsesane sesquiterpenoid
  • Sesquiterpenoid
  • Medium-chain aldehyde
  • Enal
  • Alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehyde
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aldehyde
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 81.76%; H 10.98%; O 7.26%DFC
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointBp14 172-174°DFC
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
ChemSpider IDNot Available
ChEMBL IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDC03461
Pubchem Compound ID5280598
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI ID15894
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDJXF41-J:JRN35-I
EAFUS ID1332
Dr. Duke IDFARNESAL
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDC00035091
HET IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDrw1044051
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / Bioactivities
DescriptorIDDefinitionReference
juvabionalDUKE
pesticide25944 Strictly, a substance intended to kill pests. In common usage, any substance used for controlling, preventing, or destroying animal, microbiological or plant pests.DUKE
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
Flavours
FlavorCitations
floral
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
minty
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
Files
MSDSNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).