β-Ionone is a clear slightly yellow to yellow liquid with a characteristic violet-like odor, more fruity and woody than α-ionone. It’s soluble in ethanol, diethyl ester and dichloromethane, slightly soluble in water. The natural beta-ionone is found in many plants, such as violets. It is prepared by condensation of citral and acetone in dilute caustic soda solution and cycling with sulfuric acid or phosphoric acid.

Beta-ionone is mainly applied as an important raw material in pharmaceutical, especially for the production of vitamin A, vitamin E and carotene. Some recent researches demonstrate the anti-proliferative, anti-metastatic and apoptosis induction properties of beta-ionone in vitro and in vivo that can probably be used in cancer care or even treatment in the near future.

Substance Identification

Synonyms BETA IONON R | Irisone | trans-beta-Ionone | β-Ionone
CAS 14901-07-6
EINECS 238-969-9
FEMA 2595
HS.CODE 291423
Molecular Formula C13H20O
Moleclar Weight 192.3

Application & Uses

  • used as flavoring and fragrance for food and cosmetic
  • raw material for the synthesis of vitamin A
  • pharmaceutical intermediate
  • used for medical treatment

Sales Specification

Appearance Pale yellow transparent oily liquid
Odor violet-like odor
LD50 oral, rat 4590mg/kg


  • Drum, 25kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H303/315/411
P-Code P264/273/280
Response P302+P352 P312 P332+P313 P362+P364 P391
Storage no data available
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S61-36/37/39-27-26 | R-phrases: R38;R51/53


  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place


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