Damascone Delta


CAS No. 57378-68-4

Odour (decreasing): Fruity-plum, apple, sweet-rose, natural, cassis, tobacco

Solvent: -none added

Manufacturer: Firmenich

Main Synonyms:  1-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohex-3-enyl)but-2-en-1-one; 1-2,6,6-trimethyl-3-cyclohexen-1-yl-2-buten-1-one; 8-damascone; dihydro floriffone TD; delta Rose Ketone; Rose ketone-3

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Description and usage notes:

Fruity, sweet-rose, natural cassis & tobacco; Similar to alpha-Damascone but more fuity and less rosy. This is a very cost-effective rose ketone, that is unusual in that it has not been found in nature. Just as high-impact as the others, this is exceptionally useful for fruity fragances and can also be used to impart a metalic quality that isn’t evident in the others.

Note that the IFRA restriction applies to all rose ketones combined.

Arcadi Boix Camps, writing in 2009, describes this material as “quite similar to alpha-damascone, but with a more striking metallic fruity nuance and less “cinnamic” impact.  I say cinnamic because many shades of cinnamic alcohol are found in the diverse damascones … I like this chemical, although it is less linear and less clean than the other isomers.  However it is quite useful because of its striking fruity impact” .


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