3D model image of RheosminStructure formular image of Rheosmin

Rheosmin, also known as raspberry ketone, is a natural compound found in raspberries. It has a sweet, fruity aroma reminiscent of raspberries and is used in perfumery to impart a fresh, fruity, and slightly floral note to fragrances, especially in compositions that seek to mimic the scent of berries or add a vibrant fruity character.

Used to add a fresh, fruity, and slightly floral raspberry-like scent to perfumes, enhancing the fragrance's vibrant and sweet character.

IUPAC Name: 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)butan-2-one
CAS Number: 5471-51-2
Molecular Formula: C10H12O2
Molecular Weight: 164.20 g/mol
Boiling Point: 200.00 °C (392.00 °F)
Melting Point: 82.5 °C (180.5 °F)
Class: Ketone
Use/s: Scent
1: 4-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone 2: Raspberry ketone 3: 4-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)butan-2-one 4: Frambinone 5: Oxyphenalon 6: Rheosmin 7: 4-(p-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone 8: Rasketone 9: 4-Hydroxybenzylacetone
Chemist Says
Liquid; Pellets or Large Crystals; Liquid, Other Solid; Dry Powder
Scent: Sweet Fruity, Warm, Raspberry Preserve
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: Fresh, Fruity, Slightly Floral, Raspberry-like
2: Sweet, Fruity, Raspberry
3: Sweet Fruity
4: Sweet fruity, warm odor resembling raspberry preserve

Rheosmin Mass Spectrometry