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  • Myristicin, or methoxysafrole, is a benzodioxole with slight MAO-inhibiting properties. Myristicin is a colorless oil that generally does not crystallize, even at extremely low temperatures (i.e., -30C). Myristicin is mostly stable upon storage, but still subject to gradual changes in composition.
  • Myristicin is a clear, mobile, colourless oil that does not normally freeze even at very low temperaturers, although a recent report describes its purification by repeated crystallization at -30 deg c.
  • Myristicin is a phenylpropene, a natural organic compound present in small amounts in the essential oil of nutmeg and to a lesser extent in other spices such as parsley and dill. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in ethanol and acetone
  • Myristicin is insoluble in water and only slightly soluble in ethanol. The best solvents for extracting myristicin are benzene and diethyl ether.
  • Myristicin is found elsewhere in nature, notably in black pepper, carrots, celery, dill weed, parsley, and parsnip. Myristicin is almost completely processed in the body within 48 hours of ingestion. This long processing period may help to explain the extraordinary length of nutmeg's effect.
  • Nutmeg contains more than 15 different compounds, and myristicin is the most abundant component of the nutmeg seed.
  • Myristicin, the main component of nutmeg, has been implicated to have the following adverse effects: detachment from reality, tachycardia, flushing, hypotension, drowsiness, confabulation,
    gagging, vomiting, ileus, paresthesias, numbness, blurred vision, hypothermia, and sweating.
  • Myristicin has usually been isolated from natural oils by fractional distillation, as it is crystallized only with difficulty even at very low temperature.
  • Comparing the chemical structures, it is seen that myristicin and elemicin closely resemble the structure of mescaline and certain amphetamine derivatives except for the absense of an amino group.
  • A more recent gas chromatography-olfactometry analysis of volatile compounds from leaves demonstrated that 14 different components contribute to parsley aroma; among them, myristicine, myrcene, linalol, and 2-methyl butanoate were the most important.
  • Myristicin Aldehyde - Property
  • Myristica fragrans
  • Summary of data for chemical selection
  • The health beneficial properties of the aromatic ether Myristicin
  • Myristicin
  • Myristicin - Properties


  • Myristicin aldehyde
  • Myristicin - Msds
  • Msds of  Myristicin
  • Myristicin - Safety data Sheet
  • Myristicin with GC
  • Myristicin - Fluka
  • Msds - Myristicin
  • Myristicin - Product

Process and Synthesis

  • Synthesis of Myristicin
  • Composition and anti-microbial activity of essential oil of Myristica fragrans from Andaman Nicobar Island
  • Composition of the Myristicin Fraction from Oil of Nutmeg
  • Convenient synthesis of myristicinaldehyde
  • Myristicin: A Potential Cancer Chemopreventive Agent from Parsley Leaf Oil
  • Synthesis of Myristicin Aldehyde
  • The preparation of Myristicin Aldehyde
  • Isolation and Analysis of Carrot Constituents


  • Biotic and Abiotic Stress-Induced Phenylpropanoids in Leaves of the Mango (Mangifera indica L., Anacardiaceae)
  • The content of oils in umbelliferous crops and its formation
  • Evaluation of the Anxiolytic Properties of Myristicin
  • Evidence for the Biogenic Formation of Amphetamine Derivatives from Components of Nutmeg
  • Metabolism and Disposition of Myristicin in the Isolated Perfused Rat Liver
  • Note on Nutmeg-Poisoning
  • Urinary Excretion of Tertiary Amino Methoxy Methylene - Dioxy Propiophenones as Metabolites of Myristicin in the Rat and Guinea Pig
  • Method of causing the reduction of physiological and/or subjective reactivity to stress in humans being subjected to stress conditions
  • Non-combustible artificial cigarette
  • Method of using steam ironing of fabrics as a way of causing reduction of physiological and/or subjective reactivity to stress in humans
  • Use of Aroma Substance Mixtures as Agents Against Bad Breath
  • Method of causing the reduction of physiological and/or subjective reactivity to stress in humans being subjected to stress conditions

Raw Materials Used

  • Nutmeg
  • Parsley
  • Tasmanian Parsley


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Company Profiles

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  • Company from India
  • Company from USA
  • Company Profile
  • Manufacturing Company


  • Nutmeg Abuse
  • Chemistry and Toxicology of Cigarette Smoke and Biomarkers of Exposure and Harm
  • Compartive Study of Volatile Components and Fatty Acids
  • Identification and Quantitation of Biodrugs by LC/MS Using a Multimode Ion Source
  • Possible Implication of Myristicin as a Psychotropic Substance


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  • Company from Delhi
  • Company from New York

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