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CAS number 23726-93-4 YesY
PubChem 5366074
ChemSpider 4517997 YesY
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Molecular formula C13H18O
Molar mass 190.28 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Damascenones are a series of closely related chemical compounds that are components of a variety of essential oils. The damascenones belong to a family of chemicals known as rose ketones, which also includes damascones and ionones. beta-Damascenone is a major contributor to the aroma of roses, despite its very low concentration, and is an important fragrance chemical used in perfumery.[1]

The damascenones are derived from the degradation of carotenoids. [2]

In 2008, (E)-β-damascenone was identified as a primary odorant in Kentucky Bourbon.[3]

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  1. ^ Rose (Rosa damascena), John C. Leffingwell
  2. ^ Sachihiko Isoe, Shigeo Katsumura, Takeo Sakan (1973). "The Synthesis of Damascenone and beta-Damascone and the possible mechanism of their formation from carotenoids". Helvetica Chimica Acta 56 (5): 1514–1516. doi:10.1002/hlca.19730560508. 
  3. ^ LUIGI POISSON, PETER SCHIEBERLE (2008). "Characterization of the Most Odor-Active Compounds in an American Bourbon Whisky by Application of the Aroma Extract Dilution Analysis". J. Agric. Food Chem 56 (14): 5813–5819. doi:10.1021/jf800382m.