Skip to content

February 28, 2013

Green Chemistry International

Steam distillation of essential oils – Carvone from caraway

J. Chem. Educ., 1976, 53 (2), p 105
DOI: 10.1021/ed053p105
Publication Date: February 1976

Carvone is a secondary metabolite.  That means it is a naturally-occurring compound that is not directly connected to the very basic functions of a cell, such as self-replication or the production of energy.  The role of secondary metabolites in nature is often difficult to determine.  However, these compounds often play roles in self-defense, acting as deterrents against competitor species in a sort of small-scale chemical warfare scenario.  They are also frequently used in communications; this role has been studied most extensively among insects, which use lots of compounds to send information to each other.

1. Steam distillation of essential oils – Carvone from caraway. David L. Garin. J. Chem. Educ., 1976, 53 (2), p 105. DOI: 10.1021/ed053p105.
2. Cinnamaldehyde by Steam…

View original post 74 more words


From → Uncategorized

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Green Chemistry @ MUN

Less solvent, Less waste, Less energy

Lyra Nara Blog

modern holistic medicine, bioenergy devices, create your healthy journey

Developing the Process

Selected papers for the Process Development Chemist

Anthony Crasto's Transverse Mylitis Blog

Medicinal chemistry clips for you

Inspiring Science

Casting light on great ideas

News and articles on the Pharmaceutical Industry

Colorblind Chemistry

Organometallic Chemistry with a Vengeance.

Metta Wellness

Where Massage and Wellness come together to create Balance of Mind, Body, Spirit ,


A great site


Total Synthesis and general organic chemistry

Your mom is like science?

Practical scientific analogy education and outreach


in English

RecallsDirect™ by Living Safely™

Official Site - An initiative of™, we report on food, product and vehicle recalls from various agencies in US, Canada, Europe and other jurisdictions.

TGI: Thrive Health

Share Knowledge & Save a Life


Drug Regulatory affairs by DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO, Worlddrugtracker

Seven Spheres

Aqua Terra Ignis et Aer


Green Chemistry Awesomeness.

%d bloggers like this: