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Ethyl Dehydrocyclogeranate

By: Michael Zviely, CIC
Posted: November 15, 2010, from the December 2010 issue of P&F magazine.

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Ethyl dehydrocyclogeranate, commonly known as ethyl safranate, is a colorless to pale-yellow liquid. It is a mixture of three isomers—2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexa-2,4-diene carboxylic acid ethyl ester (α-isomer), 2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-diene caroxylic acid ethyl ester (β-isomer) and 6,6-dimethyl-2-methylenecylohexa-3-ene carboxylic acid ethl ester (γ-isomer).

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