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Creation date2010-04-08 22:06:27 UTC
Update date2020-09-17 15:33:19 UTC
Primary IDFDB004925
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB004977
  • FDB014708
Chemical Information
FooDB Name6-Methyl-hept-5-en-2-one
Description6-Methyl-5-hetpen-2-one or sulcatone, also known as methylheptenone, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as ketones. These are organic compounds in which a carbonyl group is bonded to two carbon atoms R2C=O (neither R may be a hydrogen atom). Ketones that have one or more alpha-hydrogen atoms undergo keto-enol tautomerization, the tautomer being an enol. Sulcatone is a very hydrophobic methylketone, practically insoluble in water, and relatively neutral. It exists as a clear, colorless liquid. Sulcatone can be found in all eukaryotes, ranging from yeast to plants to humans. Sulcatone has a musty, apple green-bean, and pear-like taste. and a citrus-like lemongrass odor. It is a volatile oil component of citronella oil, lemon-grass oil and palmarosa oil. Sulcatone is naturally found in bay leaf, blackberry fruit, sour cherries, cloves, ginger and lavender. In insects and animals, it has a role as an alarm or attractant pheromone. In fact, sulcatone is one of a number of mosquito attractants, especially for those species such as Aedes aegypti with the odor receptor gene Or4 (PMID: 25391959). Sulcatone is secreted by humans in their sweat and is a compound frequently found in human body odors (but in few other mammals). Sulcoatone is used as a pheromone by ferrets, european badgers, red foxes, treefrogs, bedbugs, wasps and butterflies.
CAS Number110-93-0
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Chemical FormulaC8H14O
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InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C8H14O/c1-7(2)5-4-6-8(3)9/h5H,4,6H2,1-3H3
InChI KeyUHEPJGULSIKKTP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCC(C)=CCCC(C)=O
Average Molecular Weight126.1962
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight126.10446507
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Dr. Duke ID6-METHYL-HEPT-5-EN-2-ONE
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pepper
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
mushroom
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
rubber
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
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Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).