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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Photo allergens After radiation Tetrachloro salicylanilide + Chlorhexidine + Triclosan + Methylcoumarin + Musk ambrette + Thiourea + Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate + Ethylhexyl p-methoxycinnamate + Benzophenone 4 + Oxybenzone + 4-tert-butyl-4'-methoxy-dibenzoylmethane + Benzydamine + Sulfanilamide + Chlorpromazine + Promethazine + Hydrochlorothiazide + Carbamazepine + Piroxicam + Lichen acid mix + P-aminobenzoic acid + + = positive irradiated photo-epicutaneous test Discussion
This phenomenon seems to play a role in photosensitivity maintenance, particularly in cases involving certain classical allergens that have a high phototoallergic poten-tial, such as tetrachloro salicylanilide, musk ambrette, sulfanila-mide, lichen acid mix, and P-aminobenzoic acid (5), (9).
Fragrances have long contained several neurotoxic compounds such as musk ambrette (Spencer et al.
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.
Musk ambrette, a scent popular for aftershave lotions, is one such "photoallergens."