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Guaiacol (CAS 90-05-1)

Guaiacol is an oily yellow liquid with a penetrating odor, obtained by distilling wood tar or wood creosote.

Guaiacol is present in wood smoke, resulting from the pyrolysis of lignin. The compound contributes to the flavor of many substances such as whisky and roasted coffee.