Title: Myristicin
CAS Registry Number: 607-91-0
CAS Name: 4-Methoxy-6-(2-propenyl)-1,3-benzodioxole
Additional Names: 5-allyl-1-methoxy-2,3-(methylenedioxy)benzene
Molecular Formula: C11H12O3
Molecular Weight: 192.21
Percent Composition: C 68.74%, H 6.29%, O 24.97%
Literature References: Aromatic ether extracted from nutmeg, parsley, carrots. Isoln from nutmeg, Myristica fragrans Houtt., Myristicaceae and characterization: F. B. Power, A. H. Salway, J. Chem. Soc. 91, 2037 (1907); A. T. Shulgin, Nature 197, 379 (1963); from carrots, Daucus carota L., Umbelliferae: S. G. Yates, R. E. England, J. Agric. Food Chem. 30, 317 (1982); from parsley, Petroselinium hortense Hoffman, Umbelliferae: M. Balogh et al., Herba Hung. 17, 39 (1978), C.A. 91, 2543e (1979). Synthesis: V. M. Trikojus, D. E. White, Nature 144, 1016 (1939); F. Dallacker, R. Sluysmans, Monatsh. Chem. 100, 560 (1969). HPLC sepn: L. W. Wulf et al., J. Chromatogr. 161, 271 (1978); A. W. Archer, ibid. 438, 117 (1988). GC-MS study: G. M. Sammy, W. W. Nawar, Chem. Ind. 1968, 1279. MS-MS study of nutmeg extract: D. V. Davis, R. G. Cooks, J. Agric. Food Chem. 30, 495 (1982). Possible psychotropic properties: A. T. Shulgin, Nature 210, 380 (1966).
Properties: Colorless oil, bp40 173°. nD20 1.54032. d2020 1.1437.
Boiling point: bp40 173°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.54032
Density: d2020 1.1437
Myristyl Alcohol Myristyltrimethylammonium Bromide Myrtecaine Myrtol Mytatrienediol

Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status Uncontrolled
Routes Oral
CAS number 607-91-0 YesY
ATC code  ?
PubChem CID 4276
ChemSpider 4125 YesY
KEGG C10480 YesY
Synonyms 3-methoxy,4,5-methylenedioxy-allylbenzene
Chemical data
Formula C11H12O3 
Mol. mass 192.21 g/mol
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Myristicin is a phenylpropene, a natural organic compound present in small amounts in the essential oil of nutmeg and to a lesser extent in other spices such as parsley and dill. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in ethanol and acetone.[1]

Myristicin is a psychoactive drug, acting as an anticholinergic, and is the traditional precursor for the psychedelic and empathogenic drug MMDA.