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Myristicin is a natural organic compound found in the essential oils of several spices, including nutmeg and parsley. It imparts a spicy, sweet aroma and contributes to the characteristic scent of these spices.

Utilized in spice-themed perfumes and fragrances aiming to evoke warmth, exoticism, and a sense of culinary adventure.

IUPAC Name: 4-methoxy-6-prop-2-enyl-1,3-benzodioxole
CAS Number: 607-91-0
Molecular Formula: C11H12O3
Molecular Weight: 192.21 g/mol
Boiling Point: 276.5 °C (529.7 °F)
Melting Point: <-20 °C (<-4 °F)
Class: Ether
Use/s: Scent
1: Myristicin 2: Myristicine 3: 6-Allyl-4-methoxy-1,3-benzodioxole 4: 4-Methoxy-6-(2-propenyl)-1,3-benzodioxole 5: 5-Allyl-1-methoxy-2,3-(methylenedioxy)benzene 6: CHEBI:68234 7: 5-Allyl-2,3-(methylendioxy)anisole
Chemist Says
Colorless liquid; [Merck Index]
Scent: Warm Balsamic-Woody
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: Spicy, Sweet
2: Spicy, Warm, Nutmeg
3: Nutmeg-like, spicy, with a slightly floral nuance

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Myristicin Mass Spectrometry