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Acetophenone is an organic compound with a sweet, floral aroma, reminiscent of almonds and cherries. It is commonly used in perfumery to add depth and sweetness to floral and fruity fragrances.

It is a key ingredient in creating sweet, floral scents in perfumes, and is also used to enhance cherry, almond, and tobacco notes.

IUPAC Name: 1-phenylethanone
CAS Number: 98-86-2
Molecular Formula: C8H8O
Molecular Weight: 120.15 g/mol
Boiling Point: 202.1 °C (395.1 °F at 760 mmHg)
Melting Point: 19.4 °C (67.5 °F)
Class: Ketone
Use/s: Scent
1: ACETOPHENONE 2: 1-Phenylethanone 3: Methyl phenyl ketone 4: Acetylbenzene 5: Phenyl methyl ketone 6: Hypnone 7: Benzoyl methide 8: Acetophenon
Chemist Says
Acetophenone appears as a colorless liquid with a sweet pungent taste and odor resembling the odor of oranges. Freezes under cool conditions. Slightly soluble in water and denser than water. Hence sinks in water. Vapor heavier than air. A mild irritant to skin and eyes. Vapors can be narcotic in high concentrations. Used as a flavoring, solvent, and polymerization catalyst.
Scent: Sweet, Pungent, Oranges
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Sweet, Floral
2: Sweet, Almond, Cherry
3: Pungent Sweet, Hawthorne
4: Sweet pungent odor

Acetophenone Mass Spectrometry