Piperitone is a natural monoterpene ketone which is a component of some essential oils,found in ceylan cinnamon. It is is used as flavouring ingredient. Flavorings can be used in cosmetic, beverage, ice cream, candy and baked goods are also applied. Both stereoisomers, the D-form and the L-form, are known.
The D-form has a been found in Japanese mint oil (Mentha Arvensis). It forms the main constituent of oil of Andropogon iwaranccusa Jones, about 80 percent, and the oil of Cymbopogon sennaarensis Chiov. , about 45 percent. The L-form occurs in several eucalyptus species— such as certain types of Eucalyptus Dives and E. radiata oil of E. dives.
Piperitone has a camphor-like odor, spicy mint flavor, colourless liquid, when freshly distilled, it turns yellow on aging. It is used for the scenting of many technical preparations, but the main employment is as the starting material for the preparation of synthetic menthol and thymol.
Colourless to pale yellow liquid
Mint and camphor-like
0.910 - 0.935 @ 25°C
1.475 - 1.488 @ 20°C
233 - 235°C @ 760 mm Hg
100% Pure and Natural
Soluble in alcohol; insoluble in water