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Watermelone Ketone (CAS 28940-11-6)

Watermelon Ketone, also known as calone or methylbenodioxepinone is a hydrocarbon compound with similar structure of certain alicyclic C11-hydrocarbons such as ectocarpene. It is a flavor and fragrance chemical compound with special odorant.

The material is prepared by etherification of 4-methylpyrocatechol with two equivalents of alkyl 2-bromoacetate and subsequentDieckmann condensation followed by hydrolysis and decarboxylation.