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Used in pharmaceutical preparations, feed additive, flavorings agent. Also used by food and flavor industries for its coconut fragrance and taste. It is also used as a reagent in the synthesis of (±)-Massoilactone (M197600); a chemical component with antibacterial activity found in volatile oils.
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