- Olivetol, also known as 5-pentylresorcinol or 5-pentyl-1,3-benzenediol, is an organic compound found in certain species of lichen;
Chemical Name Olivetol Synonyms 3,5-Dihydroxyamylbenzene; 5-n-Amylresorcinol; 5-n-Pentylresorcinol; 1,3-Dihydroxy-5-pentylbenzene; 5-Pentyl-1,3-benzenediol; CAS Number 500-66-3 Molecular Formula C₁₁H₁₆O₂ Appearance Colourless to Beige Oil to Low-Melting Solid Melting Point 39 – 40°C Molecular Weight 180.25 Storage 4°C, Inert atmosphere, Light sensitive Solubility Chloroform (Slightly), Methanol (Slightly) Stability Light Sensitive Category Building Blocks; Miscellaneous; Applications Olivetol is a precursor in various syntheses of tetrahydrocannabinol.
Olivetol is a naturally occurring organic compound. It is found in certain species of lichens and can be readily extracted.[1
Synthesis of THC analogs
A method for the synthesis of THC itself consists of the condensation reaction between olivetol and Δ2-carene oxide.