Guaiacol Description

Guaiacol

Guaiacol is a phenolic accustomed artefact aboriginal abandoned from Guaiac resin, as able-bodied as the blaze of lignin. Guaiacol is readily breakable by the heme adamant of peroxidases including the peroxidase of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, appropriately it serves a abbreviation co-substrate for COX reactions.1 The blush crop per achromatize at 470 nm is 6,650 (M achromatize reduced)-1 cm-1.2,3,4 Two moles of zguaiacol are breakable for anniversary birthmark of hydroperoxide bargain by the peroxidase. The consistent guaiacol chromophore can be acclimated for the colorimetric assurance of hydroperoxidase activity.
Uses:
•Guaiacol is a antecedent admixture in authoritative of flavorings such as eugenol, isoeugenol, santalidol;
•as an average in constructed vanillin production;
•it is acclimated in accomplishment of pharmaceuticals (papaverine, phthivazine and others);
•in authoritative of stabilizers and antioxidants for plastics and rubbers;
•as a bounded analgesic and antiseptic;