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Perilla ketone

Perilla ketone
IUPAC name 1-(3-Furanyl)-4-methyl-1-pentanone
Other names beta-Furyl isoamyl ketone
CAS number 553-84-4
PubChem 68381
Molecular formula C10H14O2
Molar mass 166.22 g mol-1
Appearance Liquid
Density 0.9920 g/cm³
Melting point

<25 °C

Boiling point

196 °C, 469 K, 385 °F

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

Infobox disclaimer and references

Perilla ketone is a natural terpenoid that consists of a furan ring with a six-carbon side chain containing a ketone functional group. It is a colorless oil that is sensitive to oxygen, becoming colored upon standing.

Perilla ketone is present in the leaves and seeds of purple mint (Perilla frutescens), which is toxic to some animals. When cattle and horses consume purple mint when grazing in fields in which it grows, the perilla ketone causes pulmonary edema leading to a condition sometimes called perilla mint toxicosis.


  • Perilla: Botany, Uses and Genetic Resources
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