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Methyl Dihydrojasmonate

Methyl Dihydrojasmonate (MDJ) is jasmone-like compound that appears colorless to pale yellow transparent oily liquid with floral and jasmine-like odor.

It is extracted from natural oil with floral, jasmine, citrus freshness.

Methyl Dihydrojasmonate is industrially prepared by the condensation of 2-pentylcyclopent-2-en-1-one and diethyl malonate at the presence of catalyst, and then through the hydrolysis, decarboxylation, and esterification reactions at 160-180℃.

Methyl Dihydrojasmonate is a very important fragrance in modern perfume industry and commonly used in the preparation of oriental perfumes.

Methyl Dihydrojasmonate was developed by Demole and Lederer In 1960s,  and produced by Firmenich.  (Germany Patent: 1150483, Helv. chim. acta, 1962, 45’2′, 685)