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Record Information
Creation Date2014-10-08 15:55:35 UTC
Update Date2017-08-15 23:28:26 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB61837
Metabolite Identification
Common NameCalamenene
DescriptionCalamenene belongs to the class of organic compounds known as sesquiterpenoids. These are terpenes with three consecutive isoprene units.
SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC15H22
Average Molecular Weight202.3352
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight202.172150704
IUPAC Name(1R,4R)-1,6-dimethyl-4-(propan-2-yl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene
Traditional Name(1R,4R)-4-isopropyl-1,6-dimethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
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
  • Sesquiterpenoid
  • Cadinane sesquiterpenoid
  • Tetralin
  • Benzenoid
  • Aromatic hydrocarbon
  • Polycyclic hydrocarbon
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbon
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Aromatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homopolycyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
StatusDetected but not Quantified
OriginNot Available
BiofunctionNot Available
ApplicationNot Available
Cellular locationsNot Available
Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.000157 mg/mLALOGPS
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count1ChemAxon
Refractivity66.83 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability25.69 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biofluid Locations
  • Saliva
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
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 IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB0061837
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound11298625
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Melcher E, Jungel P, Mollendorf B, Schmitt U: Identification of a hydroxy substituted calamenene--a sesquiterpene associated with wound reactions in non-infected xylem of Tilia spp. Phytochemistry. 2003 Mar;62(5):707-13. [PubMed:12620322 ]
  2. Takei M, Umeyama A, Arihara S: T-cadinol and calamenene induce dendritic cells from human monocytes and drive Th1 polarization. Eur J Pharmacol. 2006 May 10;537(1-3):190-9. Epub 2006 Mar 3. [PubMed:16631732 ]
  3. Salmoun M, Braekman JC, Ranarivelo Y, Rasamoelisendra R, Ralambomanana D, Dewelle J, Darro F, Kiss R: New calamenene sesquiterpenes from Tarenna madagascariensis. Nat Prod Res. 2007 Feb;21(2):111-20. [PubMed:17365697 ]
  4. Morimoto M, Cantrell CL, Libous-Bailey L, Duke SO: Phytotoxicity of constituents of glandular trichomes and the leaf surface of camphorweed, Heterotheca subaxillaris. Phytochemistry. 2009 Jan;70(1):69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2008.09.026. Epub 2008 Dec 4. [PubMed:19054533 ]
  5. Schrems MG, Pfaltz A: NeoPHOX--an easily accessible P,N-ligand for iridium-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation: preparation, scope and application in the synthesis of demethyl methoxycalamenene. Chem Commun (Camb). 2009 Nov 7;(41):6210-2. doi: 10.1039/b912680e. Epub 2009 Aug 27. [PubMed:19826671 ]
  6. Limna Mol VP, Raveendran TV, Naik BG, Kunnath RJ, Parameswaran PS: Calamenenes--aromatic bicyclic sesquiterpenes--from the Indian gorgonian Subergorgia reticulata (Ellis and Solander, 1786). Nat Prod Res. 2011 Jan;25(2):169-74. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2010.495069. [PubMed:21246444 ]
  7. Murugan R, Mallavarapu GR: Composition of the essential oil of Pogostemon travancoricus var. travancoricus. Nat Prod Commun. 2012 Jan;7(1):87-8. [PubMed:22428255 ]
  8. Dai Y, Harinantenaina L, Brodie PJ, Callmander MW, Randrianasolo S, Rakotobe E, Rasamison VE, Kingston DG: Isolation and synthesis of two antiproliferative calamenene-type sesquiterpenoids from Sterculia tavia from the Madagascar rain forest. Bioorg Med Chem. 2012 Dec 15;20(24):6940-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2012.10.012. Epub 2012 Oct 23. [PubMed:23149304 ]
  9. Azevedo MM, Chaves FC, Almeida CA, Bizzo HR, Duarte RS, Campos-Takaki GM, Alviano CS, Alviano DS: Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of 7-hydroxy-calamenene-rich essential oils from Croton cajucara Benth. Molecules. 2013 Jan 16;18(1):1128-37. doi: 10.3390/molecules18011128. [PubMed:23325101 ]
  10. MetaCyc: cis-calamenene related sesquiterpenoids biosynthesis [Link]