Methyl Pyrazine

3D model image of Methyl PyrazineStructure formular image of Methyl Pyrazine

Methyl Pyrazine is a chemical compound known for its nutty, roasted, and slightly earthy aroma. It is commonly used in flavorings and fragrances to impart or enhance these characteristics in a variety of products. Due to its potent aroma, it is utilized in small concentrations to achieve the desired scent profile without overpowering the fragrance or flavor composition.

Used in perfumery to add depth and a roasted, nutty quality to fragrance compositions, often contributing to gourmand, coffee, chocolate, and tobacco notes.

IUPAC Name: 2-methylpyrazine
CAS Number: 109-08-0
Molecular Formula: C5H6N2
Molecular Weight: 94.11 g/mol
Boiling Point: 135.00 °C (275 °F)
Melting Point: -29 °C (-20.2 °F)
Class: Pyrazine
Use/s: Scent, Flavoring
1: 2-METHYLPYRAZINE 2: Methylpyrazine 3: 2-METHYL PYRAZINE 4: 2-Methyl-1,4-diazine 5: 2-methyl-pyrazine 6: FEMA No. 3309 7: methyl-pyrazine
Chemist Says
Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]
Scent: Nutty, Cocoa-like
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: Nutty, Roasted, Earthy
2: Nutty, Roasted, Chocolate
3: Green, Roasted, Nutty
4: Roasted, nutty, with a coffee-like character