Sulcatone

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Sulcatone[1]
Sulcatone.svg
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
6-Methylhept-5-en-2-one
Other names
2-Methylheptenone
2-Methyl-2-hepten-6-one
Methyl hexenyl ketone
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
1741705
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.470 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 203-816-7
KEGG
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C8H14O/c1-7(2)5-4-6-8(3)9/h5H,4,6H2,1-3H3
    Key: UHEPJGULSIKKTP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • CC(=CCCC(=O)C)C
Properties
C8H14O
Molar mass 126.199 g·mol−1
Odor Powerful, fatty, green, citrus odor
Density 0.8546 g/mL
Melting point −67.1 °C (−88.8 °F; 206.1 K)
Boiling point 173.5 °C (344.3 °F; 446.6 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Sulcatone (6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one) is an unsaturated methylated ketone with the molecular formula C8H14O. It is a colorless, water-like liquid with a citrus-like, fruity odor.[2][3]

Sulcatone is one of a number of mosquito attractants, especially for those species such as Aedes aegypti with the odor receptor gene Or4.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 6-METHYL-5-HEPTEN-2-ONE, International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS)
  2. ^ "6-Methyl-5-hepten-2-one". PubChem. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  3. ^ "6-Methyl-5-hepten-2-one". InChem. Summary of Evaluations Performed by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  4. ^ "Scientists have identified the gene that makes mosquitoes crave human blood". Center for Inquiry. November 20, 2014.