Raspberry ketone (P-Hydroxyphenyl butanone) is an organic compound with a molecular formula of C10H12O2 and a molecular weight of 164.22. It is white needle-like crystals or granular solids with raspberry aroma and fruity sweet flavor. It is insoluble in water and petroleum ether, but soluble in ethanol, ether and volatile oil.
Natural Raspberry ketone was found by the Japanese Nomura and Nozawa in 1918. It was confirmed as the main aroma substance in raspberry in 1957, but the natural Raspberry ketone is only 1-4 mg/kg in fresh Raspberry and price goes around ＄3000/kg. The synthetic is more affordable.
Chemical formula :C10H12O2
Molecular weight 164.22
Melting point: 82 to 83 ℃
Boiling point: 200 ℃
Appearance: white needle-like crystal or granular solid,
Flavor: raspberry aroma and fruity sweet flavor
Application: preparation of food flavors, with the effect of increasing flavor and sweetening, and can also be used in cosmetics and soap flavors.
1.At the same time, it is also an important fine chemical intermediate. In the cosmetics industry, because raspberry ketone has a whitening effect, it can be added to whitening cosmetics, and because raspberry ketone is a natural fragrance, it can also play a role in fixing fragrance.
2.In agriculture, raspberry ketones and their acetyl compounds are sex attractants for fruit flies, also known as sex pheromones. They are synthetically used as pesticides, and their demand is increasing, far exceeding the amount used in food and cosmetics by several to several tens of times. .
3.In the pharmaceutical industry, because raspberry ketone has anti-inflammatory effects, it can be added to medicines;
Its composition with epicatechin gallate can be used to prevent and treat obesity or obesity-related symptoms such as non-insulin-dependent diabetes and syndrome;