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Title: Zingerone
CAS Registry Number: 122-48-5
CAS Name: 4-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-butanone
Additional Names: (4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)ethyl methyl ketone; vanillylacetone; zingherone; zingiberone
Molecular Formula: C11H14O3
Molecular Weight: 194.23
Percent Composition: C 68.02%, H 7.27%, O 24.71%
Literature References: Isolated from ginger root or prepd from vanillin and acetone followed by catalytic hydrogenation: Nomura, J. Chem. Soc. 111, 769 (1917); idem, US 1263796 (1918); US 1306710 (1919); Cotton, US 2381210 (1945 to Penn. Coal Prod.); K. Banno, T. Mukaiyama, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 49, 1453 (1976).
Properties: Crystals from acetone, petr ether, ether + petr ether, mp 40-41°. bp14 187-188°. Spicy, pungent odor, characteristic of ginger. Flash point: 208°F (98°C). Sparingly sol in water, petr ether; sol in ether, dil alkalies.
Melting point: mp 40-41°
Boiling point: bp14 187-188°
Flash point: Flash point: 208°F (98°C)
Use: In fragrances, flavors and cosmetics; in artificial spice oils.

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