Methyl Ionone Gamma EQ

Chemical Name 3-Methyl-4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-3-buten-2-one
Synonym gamma-Methyl ionone, alpha-Isomethyl ionone
CAS No. 127-51-5 M.W. 206.33

Odor Description
Floral and sweet-oily odor of moderate tenacity

Occurrence in Nature
Not found in nature.

Application Information
Used in many floral fragrances, particularly violet. Blends with and supports woody, leathery, and oriental accords.

Typical Use Level: Up to 10%

Stability Substantivity
Hypochlorite Bleach Poor Skin Good
Perborate Powder Detergent Good Dry Fabric Good
Liquid Detergent Good Wet Fabric Good
Concentrated Fabric Softeners Good Hair Good
Soaps Good Tenacity on Blotter > 1 Week
Alcoholic Fine Fragrances Good Diffusivity Very diffusive
Toiletry Applications Good    
Antiperspirants Good    

Typical Physical Properties
Sp. Gr. (20/20) 0.929-0.936 Flash Point oC 118oC closed cup
GC MIN 90% min as Isomers, 80-90% min Isomethyl Ionone alpha
Appearance Pale yellow liquid
CLogP 4.019

FEMA/GRAS No. 2714