Methyl Jasmonate

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Methyl Jasmonate is an ester of jasmonic acid and is widely found in many plants, where it serves as a signal molecule for plant defense responses. It has a sweet, floral scent reminiscent of jasmine and is used in perfumery to replicate the aroma of jasmine flowers. Methyl jasmonate adds depth, intensity, and a natural quality to floral compositions, enhancing the overall scent profile of perfumes.

Used to add depth, intensity, and a natural floral quality to perfumes, particularly in jasmine and other white floral fragrances. It enhances the scent profile, creating more complex and appealing fragrances.

IUPAC Name: methyl 2-[(1R,2R)-3-oxo-2-[(Z)-pent-2-enyl]cyclopentyl]acetate
CAS Number: 1211-29-6
Molecular Formula: C13H20O3
Molecular Weight: 224.30 g/mol
Boiling Point: 110.00 °C (230.00 °F)
Melting Point: 77 °F (25 °C)
Class: Ester
Use/s: Scent
1: Methyl jasmonate 2: (-)-Methyl jasmonate 3: Methyl cis-jasmonate 4: Methyl 2-((1R,2R)-3-oxo-2-((Z)-pent-2-en-1-yl)cyclopentyl)acetate 5: Jasmonic acid methyl ester 6: methyl (-)-jasmonate 7: (-)-Jasmonic acid methyl ester 8: (3R,7R)-Methyl jasmonate 9: Methyl jasmonic acid
Chemist Says
Colorless liquid with a sharp odor; [Merck Index]
Scent: Floral-Herbaceous, Sweet
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, Jasmine-like
2: Floral, Jasmine-like, Fruity
3: Floral, True Jasmine Flower Character
4: Sharp persistent odor
5: Jasmine, fruity, with a sweet and slightly green character


Methyl Jasmonate Mass Spectrometry