Agent Name

Methyl jasmonate

CAS Number

1211-29-6

Formula

C13-H20-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)-, methyl ester, (1R-(1alpha,2beta(Z)))-; Cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)-, methyl ester, (Z)-trans-; Cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-trans-2-(cis-2-pentenyl), methyl ester; Methyl (2-pent-2-enyl-3-oxo-1-cyclopentyl)acetate; Methyl 3-oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)cyclopentaneacetate, (1R-(1alpha,2beta(Z)))-; Methyl cis-jasmonate; Cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)-, methyl ester, (1theta-(1alpha,2beta(Z)))-; Cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-2-(2Z)-2-penten-1-yl-, methyl ester, (1R,2R)-; Cyclopentaneacetic acid, 3-oxo-2-(2Z)-2-pentenyl-, methyl ester, (1R,2R)-; Methyl (1R-(1alpha,2beta(Z)))-3-oxo-2-(pent-2-enyl)cyclopentaneacetate; [ChemIDplus] (-)-Methyl cis-2-pent-2'-enyl-3-oxocyclopentylacetate; JA-ME; MeJA; [Merck Index] Methyl 3-oxo-2-pent-2-enyl-1-cyclopentylacetate; [JECFA]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Colorless liquid with a sharp odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Main aroma constituent of the natural plant growth inhibitor jasmonic acid; Used in perfumes; [Merck Index] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Jasmonic acid."

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