Civet incense is also called fragrant cat incense. An animal spice, which is a secretion from the gonadal sac of civets (both male and female, male is preferred). About 30g can be collected once a month. It is light yellow liquid at the beginning, and turns from viscous liquid to brown solid after a long time. Freshly harvested secretions have an unpleasant odour, and after dilution they have a unique aroma. Insoluble in water, soluble in ethanol, benzene, chloroform. The main component of the aroma is civetone, which accounts for about 2% to 3%. In addition, it is also related to the special aroma of indole, benzyl trimethyl indole acetate and tetrahydro-p-methylquinoline. Like musk, it is an important fixative for high-end cosmetics. It was used in cosmetics before 1860, especially when musk was in short supply, and it was used instead of musk. The concentration of 4% Vaseline has no irritation and no feeling to the skin. No phototoxicity. Rat oral LD505000mg/kg.
Civetone is a scent compound. In 1915, Sack found that there were about 3% in all-natural civet scent. In 1926 Ruzicka determined the molecular structure as 9-cyclohexadecenone.
There are mainly cis-isomers separated from all-natural civet scent. Artificial items based on oleic acid are trans-body. Civetone can be utilized as a substitute for musk and is among the very best fixatives. It is mostly utilized in oriental scent type as well as floral scent kind progressed cosmetic significance.
Civetone has a strong animal-type musk aroma. Civetone is generated by Firm, Switzerland. The product specification is: fluid appearance, material not less than 90% (chromatographic technique, total amount of cis-trans isomers), d20200.923 ～ 0.940, n20D1.485 ～ 1.492, flash point > 100 ℃.
In spite of years of extensive research study work with the synthesis of civetone, a beneficial spice created in small tonnages, it has up until now been difficult to generate on a commercial range.
Civetone is generally made use of in high-end perfume flavor formulations, the dose is within 1%, as well as it can play an excellent effect even with a little dose (0.01%). IFRA has no limitations.
Civetone is taped in FEMA3425 in the United States; it is authorized by the FDA for food.