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Galaxolide is a synthetic musk with a clean, sweet, musky fragrance profile. It is widely used in perfumery for its excellent fixative properties, enhancing the longevity and depth of fragrances.

Commonly found in a wide range of perfumes to impart a smooth, musky base note that complements floral, fruity, and woody scents.

IUPAC Name: 4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethyl-1,3,4,7-tetrahydrocyclopenta[g]isochromene
CAS Number: 1222-05-5
Molecular Formula: C18H26O
Molecular Weight: 258.40 g/mol
Boiling Point: 128 °C (262.4 °F)
Melting Point: 57-58 °C (134.6-136.4 °F)
Class: Ketone
Use/s: Scent
1: Galaxolide 2: Abbalide 3: Galoxolide 4: 4,6,6,7,8,8-Hexamethyl-1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydrocyclopenta[g]isochromene 5: Pearlide 6: HHCB 7: 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethylcyclopenta[g]-2-benzopyran 8: hexamethylindanopyran
Chemist Says
Scent: Musk
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: Musky, Clean
2: Musk, Clean, Slightly Sweet
3: Strong musk odor
4: Musky, clean, with a slightly powdery undertone

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Galaxolide Mass Spectrometry