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Nootkatone



The Importance of Nootkatone

Nootkatone is a natural aroma ingredient that occurs in grapefruit and certain other plants. It is responsible for the characteristic smell of grapefruit. However, until now its use has been limited by its high price, limited supply and product quality.

 

Safety

With demonstrated safety, it is approved in all major countries for use in F&F, and is formulated today in a vast assortment of foods, drinks and skin care products.

 

A Versatile Ingredient                                                                                         

High-purity, with a taste and aroma typical of grapefruit, Nootkatone is well suited for a broad range of products such as fragrances, food, beverages, personal care and home care products.

 

Approved Flavour & Fragrance

  •   USA (21 CFR 172.515); FEMA-GRAS 3166
  •   Europe (Regulation (EU) 872/2012; Council of Europe number: 11164)
  •   Worldwide (JECFA, No 1398)
  •   Approved as a fragrance ingredient (IFRA Regulation (EC) 1223/2009)

 

Safety Data

  •   No sensitization observed in humans with high purity (>98%) Nootkatone
  •   Non-carcinogenic (NTP, IARC, OSHA)
  •   Non-genotoxic (EFSA)

 

Nootkatone

  •   Purity: >98%
  •   Molecular Weight: 218.34 g/mol
  •   Appearance: Pale yellow to white solid
  •   CAS #: 4674-50-4
  •   Shelf life: 2 years

 

Broad Safety Evaluations and Regulatory Approvals

  •   Approved food flavour
  •   Approved as a fragrance ingredient