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The isolation, characterization and structure of uroterpenol, a monoterpene from human urine

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Abstract

Human urine is shown to contain, in a conjugated form, a compound of molecular formula C10H18O2, which is named uroterpenol. Details are reported of the isolation procedure, the preparation of derivatives and the chemical and physical properties, together with a proof that the compound is p-menth-1-ene-8,9-diol.

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