Alpha-isomethyl ionone is a synthetic fragrance compound and a type of ionone, which are compounds also found in essential oils such as rose oil. It has a floral-woody scent and is used in many perfumes and personal care products for its aromatic similarity to violet. Alpha-isomethyl ionone is considered a low hazard to health, although some people may be sensitive to this ingredient. While it is among the safest available for this particular function, we consider this an area for safer chemistry innovation.
Other names: Cetone alpha, Alpha-isomethylionone, 3-Methyl-4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-3-buten-2-one