Jasmone

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Jasmone
Jasmone.png
Ball-and-stick model of jasmone
Identifiers
CAS number 488-10-8 YesY
PubChem 1549018
ChemSpider 1266012 N
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Properties
Molecular formula C11H16O
Molar mass 164.246 g/mol
Appearance colorless to pale yellow liquid
Density 0.94 g/mL, liquid
Melting point 203 to 205 °C (397 to 401 °F; 476 to 478 K)
Boiling point 146 °C (295 °F; 419 K) at 27 mm Hg
Solubility in water in water
Related compounds
Related compounds jasmonate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Jasmone is a natural organic compound extracted from the volatile portion of the oil from jasmine flowers. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid that has the odor of jasmine. Jasmone can exist in two isomeric forms with differing geometry around the pentenyl double bond, cis-jasmone and trans-jasmone. The natural extract contains only the cis form, while synthetic material is often a mixture containing both forms, with the cis form predominating. Both forms have similar odors and chemical properties.

Jasmone is produced within plants by the metabolism of jasmonate, from linolenic acid by the octadecanoid pathway. It can act as either an attractant or a repellent for various insects. Commercially jasmone is used primarily in perfumes and cosmetics.

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