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Dimethyl Phenyl Ethyl Carbinol

SKU: 3529-10

Dimethyl Phenyl Ethyl Carbinol

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CAS No.
103-05-9

Odour (decreasing):
Clean, fresh, floral-rose, lily and violet, green

Solvent:
IPM 50%

Main Synonyms:
2-methyl-4-phenylbutan-2-ol; 2-Methyl-4-phenyl-2-butanol; dimethyl phenylethyl carbinol; DPEC; muguet carbinol; phenyl ethyl dimethyl carbinol

Manufacturer:
IFF


Description and usage notes:

Very useful classic material for Lily of the Valley (muguet) fragrances but also excellent in a wide variety of other floral and non-floral fragrances.  Very tenacious, yet not too overpowering even in pure form.

Note that this is the same molecule as Carbinol Muguet, by Firmenich, which we also stock.

Description from IFF: “Floral, Green, Muguet, Petal”

Arctander seems to have been quite enthusiastic about this material: “Soft, floral-green, mildly herbaceous and oily odor reminiscent of Lily and Hyacinth, but with an unusual mildness in spite of great tenacity. Probably the most valuable and versatile of all the so-called ‘carbinols’.

An excellent blender and background in many florals, from Rose and Jasmin to Muguet and Magnolia, at the same time powerful and delicate. It introduces an excellent undertone and base in Chypres and other non-florals. Combining the best of Linalool and Terpineol - without the volatility of Linalool and with out the woody -piney notes of Terpineol - it has but one disadvantage: a rather high price. Too high for volume use in everyday perfumery. But increased demand and use has already brought the cost within reasonable limits.

Concentrations from 1 or 2% up to 30% are known and show the versatility and overall agreeable odor type of this chemical."

Evidently the price continued to fall in the years since 1960 when Arctander was writing: this is now cheap enough to be a staple of the perfumer’s palette. As the pure material is solid at room temperature and needs to be melted for use, we normally supply it at 50% in IPM – if you prefer pure we make a small additional charge to melt it for you but the price of the material itself is the same – please indicate your preference in the box at checkout.

Note that you only need to pay the melting charge once however much DPEC you’re buying.

 

  Aroma Chemicals, clean, Fixatives, floral, fresh, green, Ingredients for Perfumery, lily, lily of the valley, Liquids, Molecules, muguet, natural, ozone, petal, rose, Solids, violet,

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Acknowledgements

Descriptions

Each entry contains a short list of scent notes with occasionally other short commentary to assist those who may not have encountered the material previously to decide whether it is of interest: I recommend you make your own assessment of each and every perfumery material you use however.

After pricing, quantity options and other basic details scroll down for narative descriptions: these are intended to assit interested readers as well as potential purchasers to assess the uses and potential of the material in question.

Many of the descriptions contain quotations from the manufacturer of the product and in addition I have quoted fairly extensively from Arctander[1] and from Arcadi Boix Camps[2] – both independent writers and both highly experienced perfumers.

There are also some quotes from Bedoukian[3] where details of the chemistry of a material are significant and from Scent & Chemistry[4] the authors of which have taken an analytical approach to the art of perfumery that is unusual and very useful. Quotations have been included from the extremely useful teaching books by Calkin & Jellinek[5] and Curtis & Williams[6] and Surburg and Panten [7] as well.

Anything not identified as a quotation is my own opinion of the material in question and it’s uses, but I am grateful to many other sources and perfumers as well as the expert authors named here.  Please note that these descriptions are copyright of the author and, other than properly achnowledged fair use quoations as defined in English Law, republication in any form is not permitted.


[1] Steffen Arctander: quotations are taken from Perfume and Flavor Chemicals published in 1969 and Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin published in 1961

[2] Arcadi Boix Camps: quotations are taken from Perfumery: Techniques in Evolution, 2nd Edition published in 2009, but containing material written in 1978, 1985, and 1999 as well – where relevant the date of writing is noted with the quotations.

[3] Bedoukian: quotations are taken from Perfume and Flavoring Synthetics, 3rd, Revised Edition by Paul Z. Bedoukian, Ch.E., Ph.D. Published in 1986.

[4] Scent & Chemistry by Ohloff, Pickenhagen and Kraft, published as a book of that name in 2012, from which I have quoted, but also referencing updates on their maintained Facebook page . In addition this tag is used in the descriptions for other works involving the same authors, including:

  • Felker, I., Pupo, G., Kraft, P. and List, B. (2015), Design and Enantioselective Synthesis of Cashmeran Odorants by Using “Enol Catalysis”. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 54: 1960–1964.
  • Kraft, P. and Popaj, K. (2008), Unexpected Tethering in the Synthesis of Methyl-Substituted Acetyl-1-oxaspiro[4.5]­decanes: Novel Woody–Ambery Odorants with Improved Bioavailability. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2008: 261–268.
  • Kraft, P. (2004) Aroma Chemicals IV: Musks, in Chemistry and Technology of Flavors and Fragrances (ed D. J. Rowe), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK.

[5] Calkin & Jellinek: quotations are taken from Perfumery: practice and principles by Robert R. Calkin, J. Stephan Jellinek, published in 1994.

[6] Curtis & Williams: quotations are taken from An Introduction to Perfumery 2nd Edition, by Tony Curtis and David G Williams, published in 2001

[7] Surburg and Panten: quotations are taken from Common Fragrance and Flavor Materials. Preparation, Properties and Uses. 5th Edition by Horst Surburg and Johannes Panten (Copyright 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim), published in 2006


Spelling

A quick note about spellings: this website is primarily written in British English - it is after all written by an English Perfumer - however most of the authors mentioned here and many of the manufacturers were writing for American audiences and published using American English: where that is the case I have, as far as possible, preserved the spelling used in the source material.  As a result there may be inconsistencies on any given page, but that seemed to me better than arbitrarily changing material in the process of quotation.


Quantity Options

We’ve recently had a change of policy - and bought some new containers - so now all ingredients are sold by weight whether they are solids or liquids.  Only the 10ml and 5ml sizes incorporated in kits, and a few inexpensive materials such as solvents, are still done by volume.  Even the 5ml and 10ml sizes will now be filled to contain 5g or 10g regardless of whether the material is solid or liquid.

Liquids up to 10g in glass bottles (where the fill level may vary as illustrated above), 30g and 50g in HDPE Plastic.

Those materials available in 1Kg are normally supplied in aluminium flasks similar to those used for the 500g size, though we do supply a few materials in HDPE bottles as well.

Finally please note that, with some 500 different materials and so many size options we don’t hold ready-to-sell stocks: when you buy perfumery ingredients we will prepare them to order for you.  This means that large orders can sometimes take a few days to prepare and also that we don’t offer refunds on ingredients, unless of course there is a fault of some kind.

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