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1,8-Cineole

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Physical & Chemical Properties

Molecular Formula: C10H18O

Molecular Weight: 154.253 g/mol

Flash Point: 120°F

Boiling Point: 349-351°F

Density: 0.921-0.923 g/ml

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Characteristics

1,8-Cineole, commonly known as Eucalyptol, is a major component of eucalyptus oil. It is a colorless liquid with a spicy, cooling taste. Commonly used in foods and candies, as well as cough suppressants.


It has antimicrobial properties and is widely used as a fragrance and flavoring agent. Gives off a strong, minty aroma.