In our day-to-day life we come across many fragrances. But do we ever wonder what ingredients or components are used in order to prepare a perfume. Most of us don't, so let's read about one such component which is used for making perfumes and more. Rose oxide is an organic compound of the pyran class and the monoterpene class. Its a fragrance found in roses and rose oil. This compound has both a cis- and a trans- isomer. Rose oxide also contributes to the flavor of some fruits such as lychee and Gewürztraminer. Its molecular formula is C10H18O and molecular weight is 154.25.
Rose oxide, also known as Tetrahydro-4-methyl-2-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)-pyran, is one of the natural chemicals that make roses smell the way they do. It has a very sweet and floral aroma like roses and fresh bay leaves nuances. The cis- isomer of rose oxide is sweet in nature and delicately flavored but its trans- isomer is thicker. It (rose oxide) appears in a colorless or a pale yellowish liquid form.
You would be surprised to find how many purposes rose oxide serves. It is one such chemical found in nature which is not just used in laboratories but also in house hold recipes. People use rose oxide in various forms for preparing homemade products. They use it as spices, modulation of roses, geraniol and as other floral essences for advanced cosmetics. People also use it to prepare edible flavors for enhancing the richness of food.
There are specific methods or process followed for the preparation of rose oxide. At the beginning rose oil or geranium oil is extracted. And then with the help of corresponding epoxy ketone as raw material, the reaction procedure of epoxy ketone and methyl magnesium bromide initiates. After the completion of the reaction it is obtained by following the De-watering technique.
The next step is to use another raw material i.e. β - citronellol. when peracetic acid oxidation become epoxy compounds, reaction of epoxy compounds, two methylamine and hydrogen peroxide takes place. As a result rose oxide is obtained with the help of reduction reaction. It can also be obtained with another set of raw material and a different chemical process. By using β - Citronellyl acetate as raw material in 45 ~ 55 ℃ under light oxidation and generating glycol in alkaline solution, rose oxide can be produced through the dehydration as well as functioning of cyclization of sulfuric acid.
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Utilization of Rose- Oxide