Agent Name

Muskone

CAS Number

541-91-3

Formula

C16-H30-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Methyl-1-cyclopentadecanone; 3-Methylcyclopentadecanone; Cyclopentadecanone, 3-methyl-; Methylexaltone; Moschus ketone; Muscone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Clear viscous oil with pleasant musky fragrance; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Fragrant component of musk; [Merck Index] Used in perfumes and as a flavor ingredient; [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes change in righting reflex and convulsions after intraperitoneal, lethal-dose studies in mice; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: "Ketones"; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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