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Record Information
Creation Date2014-10-08 15:54:21 UTC
Update Date2017-09-23 16:29:04 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB61779
StatusDetected but not Quantified
Metabolite Identification
Common NameIsocaryophyllene
DescriptionIsocaryophyllene belongs to the class of organic compounds known as sesquiterpenoids. These are terpenes with three consecutive isoprene units.
Caryophyllene, (r*,4Z,9S*)-(+-)-isomerMeSH
Caryophyllene, (R-(r*,4E,9S))-isomerMeSH
Caryophyllene, (R-(r*,4Z,9S*))-isomerMeSH
Caryophyllene, (S-(r*,4E,9S*))-isomerMeSH
Caryophyllene, (S-(r*,4Z,9S*))-isomerMeSH
Chemical FormulaC15H24
Average Molecular Weight204.357
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight204.187800773
IUPAC Name(1R,4Z,9S)-4,11,11-trimethyl-8-methylidenebicyclo[7.2.0]undec-4-ene
Traditional Nameisocaryophyllene
CAS Registry Number118-65-0
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of chemical entities known as sesquiterpenoids. These are terpenes with three consecutive isoprene units.
KingdomChemical entities
Super ClassOrganic compounds
ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
Sub ClassPrenol lipids
Direct ParentSesquiterpenoids
Alternative Parents
  • Caryophyllane sesquiterpenoid
  • Sesquiterpenoid
  • Branched unsaturated hydrocarbon
  • Polycyclic hydrocarbon
  • Cyclic olefin
  • Unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbon
  • Olefin
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Biological Location:
Biofluid and excreta:
Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.003 mg/mLALOGPS
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity67.45 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability26 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MSNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biofluid Locations
  • Saliva
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
No entries found
Normal Concentrations
SalivaDetected but not Quantified Adult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDC09691
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB0061779
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound5281522
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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