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Patchouli alcohol


  • Brand : BIOFRON

  • Catalogue Number : BF-P3009

  • Specification : 98%

  • CAS number : 5986-55-0

  • Formula : C15H26O

  • Molecular Weight : 222.37

  • PUBCHEM ID : 10955174

  • Volume : 25mg

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Analysis Method






Molecular Weight



Colorless lump crystal

Botanical Source

Pogostemon cablin

Structure Type



Standards;Natural Pytochemical;API




Patchoulic alcohol/(1R,3R,6S,7S,8S)-2,2,6,8-Tetramethyltricyclo[]undecan-3-ol/(-)-patchouli alcohol/patchouli alcohol/(1R,4S,4aS,6R,8aS)-4,8a,9,9-tetramethyloctahydro-1,6-methanonaphthalen-1(2H)-ol/[1R-(1a,4b,4aa,6b,8aa)]-Octahydro-4,8a,9,9-tetramethyl-1,6-methanonaphthalen-1(2H)-ol/patchoulol/Patchoulialcohol/Patchouli Camphor/Patchoulanol/4beta,4aalpha,6beta,8aalpha)]-ph/(1R,4S,4aS,6R,8aS)-Octahydro-4,8a,9,9-tetramethyl-1,6-methanonaphthalen-1(2H)-ol/1,6-Methanonaphthalen-1(2H)-ol, octahydro-4,8a,9,9-tetramethyl-, (1R,4S,4aS,6R,8aS)-




1.0±0.1 g/cm3


Methanol; Chloroform

Flash Point

120.2±10.9 °C

Boiling Point

287.4±8.0 °C at 760 mmHg

Melting Point

56°; mp (racemate) 39-40° (Danishevsky, Dumas); mp 46-47° (Mirrington, Schmalzl)


InChl Key

WGK Germany


HS Code Reference


Personal Projective Equipment

Correct Usage

For Reference Standard and R&D, Not for Human Use Directly.

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Pogostemonis herba is used in traditional Chinese medicine to remove dampness, relieve sunstroke, stop vomiting and increase appetite. Patchouli alcohol, an ingredient in pogostemonis herba, has the potential to treat inflammation as well as bacterial and fungal infections. The essential oil of pogostemonis herba (patchouli oil) is commonly given orally in clinical settings; however, no pharmacokinetic studies have examined its oral administration. The goal of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetic behavior of patchouli alcohol following single-dose oral administration in rats; the influence of other patchouli oil components on the pharmacokinetic profile of patchouli alcohol was also examined. In this study, a simple and selective GC/MS method was developed and validated to measure the level of patchouli alcohol in rat plasma. The study revealed that the pharmacokinetics profile was linear in both the patchouli alcohol and patchouli oil groups. The C max and AUC0-t of patchouli alcohol were greater in all three doses of patchouli alcohol compared to corresponding patchouli oil doses. Additionally, the T max values were significantly greater in the patchouli oil group. These results suggest that the other ingredients in patchouli oil influence the pharmacokinetic behavior of patchouli alcohol during its absorption. The results provide a meaningful basis for evaluating the clinical application of patchouli oil and patchouli alcohol.


GC/MS; Oral administration; Patchouli alcohol; Pharmacokinetics; Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth


A pharmacokinetic study of patchouli alcohol after a single oral administration of patchouli alcohol or patchouli oil in rats.


Zhang R1, Yan P1, Li Y1, Xiong L1, Gong X1, Peng C2.

Publish date

2016 Aug




Despite the increased morbidity of ulcerative colitis (UC) in recent years, available treatments remain unsatisfactory. Pogostemon cablin has been widely applied to treat a variety of gastrointestinal disorders in clinic for centuries, in which patchouli alcohol (PA, C15H26O) has been identified as the major active component. This study attempted to determine the bioactivity of PA on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced mice colitis and clarify the mechanism of action. Acute colitis was induced in mice by 3% DSS for 7 days. The mice were then given PA (10, 20 and 40mg/kg) or sulfasalazine (SASP, 200mg/kg) as positive control via oral administration for 7 days. At the end of study, animals were sacrificed and samples were collected for pathological and other analysis. In addition, a metabolite profiling and a targeted metabolite analysis, based on the Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) approach, were performed to characterize the metabolic changes in plasma. The results revealed that PA significantly reduced the disease activity index (DAI) and ameliorated the colonic injury of DSS mice. The levels of colonic MPO and cytokines involving TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-4 and IL-10 also declined. Furthermore, PA improved the intestinal epithelial barrier by enhancing the level of colonic expression of the tight junction (TJ) proteins, for instance ZO-1, ZO-2, claudin-1 and occludin, and by elevating the levels of mucin-1 and mucin-2 mRNA. The study also demonstrated that PA inhibited the DSS-induced cell death signaling by modulating the apoptosis related Bax and Bcl-2 proteins and down-regulating the necroptosis related RIP3 and MLKL proteins. By comparison, up-regulation of IDO-1 and TPH-1 protein expression in DSS group was suppressed by PA, which was in line with the declined levels of kynurenine (Kyn) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) in plasma. The therapeutic effect of PA was evidently reduced when Kyn was given to mice. In summary, the study successfully demonstrated that PA ameliorated DSS-induced mice acute colitis by suppressing inflammation, maintaining the integrity of intestinal epithelial barrier, inhibiting cell death signaling, and suppressing tryptophan catabolism. The results provided valuable information and guidance for using PA in treatment of UC.

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5-HT (Serotonin, 5-Hydroxytryptamine, PubChem CID: 5202); 5-HTP (5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan, PubChem CID: 846439280); Dextran sodium sulfate; Kynurenine; Kynurenine (PubChem CID: 846); L-tryptophan (PubChem CID: 6305); Patchouli alcohol; Patchouli alcohol (PubChem CID: 10955174); Targeted metabolomics; Tryptophan metabolism; Ulcerative colitis


Patchouli alcohol ameliorates dextran sodium sulfate-induced experimental colitis and suppresses tryptophan catabolism.


Qu C1, Yuan ZW2, Yu XT3, Huang YF4, Yang GH5, Chen JN6, Lai XP7, Su ZR8, Zeng HF9, Xie Y10, Zhang XJ11.

Publish date

2017 Jul




Obesity predisposes people to a variety of chronic metabolic diseases. Identification of natural factors that prevent the development of obesity is likely to be the most successful means of ameliorating the current obesity epidemic. Patchouli alcohol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in Pogostemon cablin and possesses health benefit activities. This study was designed to examine if patchouli alcohol affects adipogenesis, and investigates the underlying mechanisms whereby patchouli alcohol exerts antiobesity effect. 3T3-L1 adipocytes were differentiated with treatment of different concentrations of patchouli alcohol. An in vivo study was performed to test the effect of patchouli alcohol gavage on a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. Treatment of patchouli alcohol reduced lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes in a dose-dependent manner without toxicity. Regarding mechanism, treatment of patchouli alcohol reduced expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) and CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein-alpha (C/EBPα) and increased expression of total and active β-catenin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Oral gavage of patchouli alcohol led to a significant reduction of body weight and fat accumulation in the mice fed with HFD. Transcriptome analysis indicates that smad7 is most highly activated gene in patchouli alcohol-treated 3T3-L1 cells. Patchouli alcohol possesses health benefit effect through inhibiting adipogenesis and fat tissue development.


adipogenesis; high-fat diet; obesity; patchouli alcohol


Patchouli Alcohol, a Compound from Pogostemon cablin, Inhibits Obesity.


Lee J1, Kong B2, Lee SH1.

Publish date

2020 Mar

Description :

Patchouli alcohol is a natural tricyclic sesquiterpene extracted from Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth, and exhibits anti-Helicobacter pylori and anti-inflammatory properties[1].