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3-Methyl-1,2-cyclopentanedione Chemical Properties
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3-Methyl-1,2-cyclopentanedione Usage And Synthesis
  • DescriptionMethylcyclopentenolone has a sweet flavor somewhat similar to licorice.
  • Chemical PropertiesMethylcyclopentenolone has a sweet flavor somewhat similar to licorice. This compound is also reported to have a nutty odor, and a maple-licorice aroma in dilute solution
  • Chemical PropertiesWHITE TO OFF-WHITE POWDER
  • OccurrenceReported formed during the dry distillation of wood; found also in the corresponding tar oil; identified in fenugreek. Also reported found in black currants, onion, wheat bread, cured and cooked pork, beer, cocoa, coffee, barley, filbert, almond, sukiyaki, licorice, dried bonito and roasted chicory root
  • PreparationSublimes and distills at atmospheric pressure with decomposition.
  • Aroma threshold valuesDetection: 300 ppb
  • Taste threshold valuesTaste characteristics at 5 ppm: sweet, maple, bready, caramellic with nutty nuances.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Synthesis, p. 104, 1975 DOI: 10.1055/s-1975-23673
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