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  • n. The unsaturated macrocyclic ketone 1-cycloheptadec-9-enone that is a pheromone produced by the civet cat, and is used to add a musky tone to perfumes

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Examples

  • But by far the most important fruits collected in the perfumery garden were the elucidations of the structures of the naturally occurring musk perfumes, civetone and muscone.

    Leopold Ruzicka - Biography

  • He discovered that the molecule of muscone as well as that of civetone contains one single ring of carbon atoms, the number of which was considerably larger than that in all hitherto known cyclic molecules, larger even than had been considered possible.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939 - Presentation Speech

  • When studying the natural odorants occurring in musk and civet, muscone and civetone, little known until then, Ruzicka obtained fundamentally new and surprising results during the years

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939 - Presentation Speech

  • When studying the natural odorants occurring in musk and civet, muscone and civetone, little known until then, Ruzicka obtained fundamentally new and surprising results during the years 1924-1926.

    Sandwalk

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