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Definition of "fenchone" [fenchone]

  • A monoterpenoid ketone present in the essential oil of fennel (noun)

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Use "fenchone" in a sentence
  • "Most fennel seed comes from sweet fennel varieties (p. 407) and tastes sweet; seed from the less cultivated types are also bitter due to the presence of a particular terpene (fenchone)."
  • "Chemical analysis of the plant led to the isolation of L-sabinene, d-limonene, fenchone, a-terpinene and felandrene (Mukherje et al. 1964), as well as several triterpenic acids, such as ursolic acid (Misra et al. 1983), diterpenoids, such as suaveolic acid and suaveolol (Misra et al. 1981)."
  • "The starting-point for their collaboration was the Tiemann formula for drone; the results were the total synthesis of fenchone and the extension and interpretation of the Wagner rearrangement"