trans-2-cis-6-nonadienol 1%


Cucumber Alcohol

CAS No. 28069-72-9

Odour (decreasing): Green-cucumber, Floral-violet, fresh, clean. Diffusive

Solvent: -ethanol to form a 1% solution of trans-2-cis-6-nonadienol

Main Synonyms: cucumber alcohol, nonadienol, violet leaf alcohol

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Description and usage notes:

Very similar to the aldehyde but slightly less green and more floral.

Arctander describes the odour like this: “Extremely powerful and very diffusive oily-green, herbaceous and, in proper dilution, sweet, pleasant leafy-vegetable odor of moderate to poor tenacity.” 

He goes on to say it “has been used for the past 30 years in minute traces in Violet perfumes, Narcisse bases, and in topnote compositions as a green-fresh, natural and very diffusive note. The material is also used in the revived ‘Cucumber’ odor for hand-lotions etc. interesting effects are achieved with this material in Muguet, Lily, Cyclamen, Ylang-Ylang, etc.” 

The closely related aldehyde trans-2-cis-6-nonadienal is also available from Pell Wall.  Both materials are very powerful and expensive and as such are presented for sale at 1% in ethanol: should you need nonadienol for an application in which ethanol would not be appropriate, please contact us: we may be able to help.


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