Musk Ketone

Musk ketone is a nitro musk that appears white to yellowish crystal. It is also known as synthetic musk and white musk in the perfumery industry. Musk ketone can be obtained by the nitration of the corresponding benzene derivative.

It is widely used in fragrance formulation.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Ketone moschus | Ketone musk | Ethanone
CAS 81-14-1
EINECS 201-328-9
HS.CODE 291470
Molecular Formula C14H18N2O5
Moleclar Weight 294.44

Application & Uses

  • mainly used in fragrance formulation
  • used in daily and industrial flavor
  • used as pharmaceutical intermediate
  • used as fixative in some daily used products

Features & Benefits

  • There are elegant, full-bodied muskiness aroma, with natural Musk Fragrance incense rhyme, and accompanied by powder flavor, gentle aroma.

Sales Specification

Appearance White to yellowish crystal
Melting point, ℃ 134.5 to 135.5
Content of Xylene, % 0.8 max, 0.1 max
LD50 oral, rat 10gm/kg min
D50 dermal, rabbit 10gm/kg min


  • Galvanized Iron Drum, 50kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H351/410
P-Code P201/202/273/280
Response P308+P313 P391
Storage P405
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S16-S36/37 | R-phrases: R11


  • 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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