musk ambrette

musk ambrette

[′məsk ‚am‚bret]
(organic chemistry)
C12H16N2O5 White to yellow powder with heavy musky aroma; soluble in various oils and phthalates, insoluble in water; congeals at 83°C; used as a perfume fixative. Also known as 2,6-dinitro-3-methoxy-4-tert-butyltoluene.
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Some fixatives are oils such as patchouli, sage and sandalwood; balsams, gums and oleoresins such as benzoin, myrrh and oakmoss; and synthetics such as vanillin, musk ambrette, benzyl cinnamate and ethyl phthalate.