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IUPAC name (9Z)-1-Cycloheptadec-9-enone
Other names cis-9-Cycloheptadecen-1-one
CAS number 74244-64-7
PubChem 5315941
Molecular formula C17H30O
Molar mass 250.4195
Appearance Crystalline solid
Density 0.917 at 33 °C
Melting point

31-32 °C

Boiling point

342 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Civetone is a cyclic ketone and one of the oldest perfume ingredients known. It is a pheromone sourced from the African Civet. It has a strong musky odor that becomes pleasant at extreme dilutions.[citation needed] Civetone is closely related to muscone, the principal odiferous compound found in musk, because both compounds are macrocyclic ketones.


  1. ^ Merck Index, 11th Edition, 2337.
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