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A colorless to yellowish liquid ketone, C13H20O, having the odor of cedar or violets, occurring in either of two isomeric forms, and used chiefly in perfumes.

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1. (Elements & Compounds) a yellowish liquid mixture of two isomers with an odour of violets, extracted from certain plants and used in perfumery
2. (Elements & Compounds) either of these two isomers. Formula: C13H20O
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The key aroma-active compounds which were caused by or which increased after exposure of vitamin A and D premixes to fluorescent and LED light were 2-butenyl palmitate, beta-ionone, beta-damascone, hexanal and heptanal.
Beta-ionone, for instance, potentially derived from carotenoids, is the significant component of flavor and aroma in some fruits and vegetables [11, 12].
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