irone
irone i"rone, irones i"rones, n. A fragrant liquid substance, a mixture of several isomers of the formula {C14H22O}, forming the essence of the violet fragrance, commonly isolated from orris oil or from the rhizomes of Iris. The main ingredient in violets is {[alpha]-irone}, which occurs as both cis and trans stereoisomers. Called also {6-methylionone}. [PJC]

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  • Irone —   [Kurzwort aus Iris und Ketone], Singular Iron das, s, Gruppe von drei isomeren Terpenketonen (α , β und γ Iron, chemisch die 6 Methyl Derivate der Jonone); schwach gelbliche, ölige Flüssigkeiten mit starkem Veilchengeruch, die den… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Irone — Irones are a group of methylionone odorants used in perfumery, derived from iris oil, e.g. orris root. The most commercially important of these are:* ( ) cis γ irone, and * ( ) cis α irone Irones form through slow oxidation of triterpenoids in… …   Wikipedia

  • Irone — L irone est une cétone qui constitue le principe odorant de la racine d iris, en particulier les variétés cultivées dites iris de Florence . Elle est présente aussi dans les racines d autres éridacées. L irone donne en perdant sa fonction… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • irone — /uy rohn , uy rohn/, n. Chem. a colorless liquid of isomeric, unsaturated ketones, C14H22O, obtained from orris root: used in perfumery for its odor of violets. [1890 95; IR(IS) + ONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • irone — /ˈaɪroʊn/ (say uyrohn), /aɪˈroʊn/ (say uy rohn) noun a colourless liquid, C13H20O, obtained from the orrisroot, and used in perfumery. {ir(is) + one} …   Australian English dictionary

  • irone — ˈīˌrōn,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary iris + one; originally formed as German iron : any of several oily liquid isomeric ketones C14H22O or a mixture of some of them that have a strong odor of violet and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alpha-irone — irone i rone, irones i rones, n. A fragrant liquid substance, a mixture of several isomers of the formula {C14H22O}, forming the essence of the violet fragrance, commonly isolated from orris oil or from the rhizomes of Iris. The main ingredient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6-methylionone — irone i rone, irones i rones, n. A fragrant liquid substance, a mixture of several isomers of the formula {C14H22O}, forming the essence of the violet fragrance, commonly isolated from orris oil or from the rhizomes of Iris. The main ingredient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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