Product Name: Raspberry Ketone
Other Name: p-Hydroxybenzyl acetone; 4-(p-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone; Frambinone; Oxyphenylon; Rheosmin; Rasketone
Molecular Weight: 164.204
Molecular Formula: C10H12O2
CAS NO: 5471-51-2
Appearance: White crystalline powder, soluble in alcohol, sealed at low temperature and protected from light.
Raspberry ketone is a natural phenolic compound that is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries.
Raspberry ketone occurs in a variety of fruits, including raspberries, cranberries, and blackberries. It is biosynthesized from coumaroyl-CoA. It can be extracted from the fruit, yielding about 1–4 mg per kg of raspberries.
Raspberry ketone is sometimes used in perfumery, in cosmetics, and as a food additive to impart a fruity odor. It is one of the most expensive natural flavor components used in the food industry. The natural compound can cost as much as $20,000 per kg. Synthetic raspberry ketone is cheaper, with estimates ranging from a couple of dollars per pound to one fifth of the cost of the natural product.
Usage: Pharmaceutical Intermediates