What is Fenchol?

Fenchol, known as fenchyl alcohol or 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-norbornanol, is a terpene found in hemp, basil, lime, nutmeg, wild celery, etc. In addition to perfumes, foods, and body products, terpenes are also commonly used in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.

fenchol molecular formula

Fenchol is an isomer of borneol, meaning that they share the same formula but a different arrangement of atoms in the molecule and different properties. Like borneol, fenchol is also known for giving basil its signature scent. Therefore, it is frequently used in perfume manufacturing where the fresh and lemon-lime fragrance can be appreciated with this chemical’s help!

Fenchol exhibits a number of beneficial properties, including its effectiveness as an antibacterial, antioxidant, and antimicrobial agent.

The latest research showed that fenchol could have protective benefits against Alzheimer’s disease. That’s big news! Let’s check out everything you need to know about fenchol ingredient.

Fenchol Chemical & Physical features:

Product name Fenchol oil/powder
Other names (1R,2R,4S)-1,3,3-Trimethyl-2-norbornanol, 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-norbornanol, fenchyl alcohol
CAS Number 1632-73-1 (unspecified isomer)

2217-02-9 ((1R)-endo-(+))

Chemical formula C10H18O
Appearance/color Colorless to pale yellow solid powder or liquid
Specifications 99%
Chemical weight 154.3
Melting point 39 to 45 °C (102 to 113 °F; 312 to 318 K)
Boiling point 201 °C (394 °F; 474 K)
Package 1kg/bag, 1kg/bottle, 25kg/drum

Fenchol sources

The most common fenchol terpenes are found in basil leaves, citrus fruit peels, and eucalyptus leaves. Fenchol can also be found in very low concentrations in a few cannabis strains.

Fenchol can also be found in a few cannabis strains in very low concentrations. As an isomer of Borneol, Fenchol makes up less than 0.05% of the terpene profiles of natural cannabis strains.

Fenchol is a secondary terpene found in trace amounts in some hemp CBD products. In contrast with other strains, Bubba Kush, Master Kush, and Purple Kush contain slightly more Fenchol than others.

Fenchol forms and specifications

Fenchol has two forms, unspecified isomer and (1R)-endo-(+), with respective CAS numbers 1632-73-2, and 2217—2-9. Fenchol raw materials are often in liquid or oil form. Fenchol powder is also available. The purity is 99%min. If you need a custom fenchol assay for large quantities, please feel free to contact us for custom standardized fenchol extract. Fenchol has a higher melting point and maybe a solid upon arrival. Please leave in a hot water bath for 15 minutes and it will turn liquid for easier handling.

How does fenchol work?

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative condition among elderly people. The symptoms include memory and learning decline caused by the accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins as well as the formation of intracellular tangles, which can lead to neuronal death in some cases.

Fenchol, a natural compound commonly found in some plants including basil (Ocimum basilicum), seems to have an effect on Alzheimer’s disease pathology by activating the free fatty acid receptor 2 signaling (FFAR2). This was shown through new research published at Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience that has been led by Professor Asghar Ali from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Fenchol affects two closely related mechanisms, senescence, and proteolysis.

In addition, it reduces the formation of half-dead zombie neurons and increases the degradation of (non-functioning) Aβ, so that amyloid protein is cleared from the brain more quickly.

Fenchol supplements

High purity fenchol is mostly used in perfume formulas in the cosmetic industry, and it is not so often used in dietary supplements. However, with more discovery for its brain health benefits against Alzheimer’s disease, there will be a huge market for fenchol compounds in the future.

Fenchol benefits

As discussed above, fenchol is approved to provide protective effects against Alzheimer’s disease.

Fenchol is a natural scent that comes from an herb. It can be found in products like herbal shampoos, body sprays, and other types of fragrances due to its refreshing earthy aroma which has potential therapeutic applications as well! Fenchol’s antioxidant properties keep your cells healthy while fighting off toxins or pathogens which cause inflammation; it also acts against microbes such as fungal infections. This powerful anti-inflammatory agent makes fenchol’s pain-relieving qualities really stand out too – no wonder they’re so popular among healers around the world who depend on alternative medicines.

Pain-relieving Effects

It turns out that fenchol, or more specifically monoterpenes like it may play a role in pain relief. A 2014 Japanese study revealed how one particular terpene called “fenchyl alcohol” blocks receptors for Transient Receptor Potential Mechanisms Ion Channel Type-1 (TRPA1) which effectively reduces the sensation of pain by blocking nerve messages from reaching your brain! This is great news because when this happens you can feel less discomfort while doing activities such as yoga or even cooking at home with an open flame due to a limited heat threshold.

Antibacterial effects

One 2007 Turkish study revealed the incredible antibacterial power of this terpene against a broad spectrum of bacteria. Researchers compared fenchol’s activity to penicillin, which is considered one if not THE strongest antibiotic available today! Along with some other less active but still beneficial oils like lavender and peppermint – among others- researchers discovered that while these did have some effect on killing certain types/streaks within different kinds by percentage killed decimal points apart; surprisingly enough even at lower doses than what would typically be taken orally in ancaps or capsules form (i.e.: 15mls).

Antioxidant & Antimicrobial Benefits

A 2013 study published in The Scientific World Journal found that the essential oil derived from winged prickly ash plants contains a significant amount of fenchol (up to 9.43%). Researchers suggest that fenchol’s antimicrobial and antioxidant properties could be useful to the food and pesticide industries.

Fenchol side effects

Reports regarding fenchol’s negative effects are rare. Please consult your doctor before you take any Fenchol supplement.

Where to buy bulk fenchol powder

Wuxi Cima Science Co., Ltd. (located in China) sells bulk fenchol in both powder and liquid forms, up to 99% purity. International shipping methods include FedEx, DHL, EMS, and sea shipment are all available. Free samples are obtainable upon your detailed request. Documents like COA and MSDS will be sent to you upon your email inquiry within 12 hours.


  • what does fenchol smell like?

Fenchol, a plant-derived compound that gives basil its aromatic scent, can be a therapeutic approach to ameliorate Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

  • is 2 ethyl fenchol the same as fenchol?

The chemical name of 2 ethyl fenchol is 6-ethyl-1,5,5-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-6-ol, with the CAS number 18368-91-7. Its molecular formula and weight are C12H22O and 182.3 respectively, which is totally different from fenchol itself.

  • alpha fenchol the same as fenchol?

Both the α- and the β-fenchol alcohols are reported found in nature; alpha-Fenchol has the molecular formula of C10H18O, the same as fenchol. The cas number of alpha-fenchol on many websites is 512-13-0, which is different from fenchol, which are 1632-73-1 (unspecified isomer) and 2217-02-9 ((1R)-endo-(+).

  • What’s the crystallization of fenchol?

Fenchyl alcohol has a camphor-like odor with citrus notes and a bitter lime-like flavor. It is synthesized from fenchone or through the reduction of pine terpenes, which give off this unique aroma as an output product in their own right. It is prepared by reduction of (-)-fenchone and is purified by recrystallization from *C6H6/pet ether, or distillation. If you’re interested in the detailed manufacturing process, please contact us for more information.

  • What’s the bulk price for fenchol liquid?

It depends. The final buying volume, shipment methods, and different specifications will result in different unit prices and final quotes. Please do send the email to get the latest pricing upon request.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *