INTRODUCTION

Ethone, chemically 1-(p-methoxyphenyl)-1-penten-3-one, is a flavor and fragrance ingredient. Available in white to yellow crystalline powder form, it bears sweet and anisolic taste.

Manufacture
The F&F compound is manufactured by ambient saturation of mixture of anisaldehyde and ethyl vinyl ketone with HCl.
Alternatively, it is produced by reaction of methyl iodide with alpha-methyl-alpha-(4-hydroxy)benzylidene acetone.

Synonymsalpha-Methylanisalacetone
Powdery ketone
CAS no.104-27-8
EINECS no.203-190-5
Molecular formulaC12H24O2
Molecular weight190.24
Structure

Applications

Ethone has various uses:
As a fragrance ingredient with Powdery, Cherry, and Vanilla tones
As flavoring agent with Fruity, Vanilla, and Powdery taste
As allergen and sensitizer
It is used in skin sensitization measuring method
As KRM to synthesize 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-pentan-3-one

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
AppearanceWhite to pale yellow crystalline powder
SolubilitySoluble in alcohol, insoluble in water
Purity%98.00 – 100.00

STORAGE
The product is stored at ambient temperature.

PACKING
25 kg HDPE / Aluminium / Phenolic-lined steel drum.

REACH Status
Not registered yet.

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