methylheptenone

methylheptenone

[‚meth·əl′hep·tə‚nōn]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3)2C:CH(CH2)2COCH3 A combustible, colorless liquid with a boiling point of 173-174°C; a constituent of many essential oils; used in perfumes and for flavoring.
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The scientists have teamed up with an Asian firm to release the natural repellent - a mix of geranylacetone and methylheptenone - as a product to deter mosquitoes, midges and ticks.
caryophyllenoxide and methylheptenone, were also identified (Table 1).
In 1898, at the Universite de Lyon, Barbier had tried, unsuccessfully, to synthesize dimethylheptenol from methylheptenone by reaction with zinc and methyl iodide, and decided to substitute magnesium for zinc.