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    The molecule of the day is: Jasmone

    Jasmone is a plant hormone which also repels or attracts various insects. It is frequently extracted from the jasmine plant, and it has the characteristic smell of jasmine. As a result of this property, jasmone is often used in perfumes and other products, as humans also tend to find the odor attractive. Jasmone is a lovely odorant molecule indeed, and perhaps the name of your next baby too!

    Jasmone related molecules gallery and structural archive

    other names: 488-10-8 C08490 Jasmone cis-Jasmone


    related molecule names:
    1128-08-1 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, 3-methyl-2-pentyl- Dihydrojasmone Jasmone, dihydro- NSC71928 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, 2-hexyl- 2-Hexyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one 2-Hexyl-2-cyclopentenone 2-n-Hexyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one 95-41-0 Dihydroisojasmone NSC78462 WLN: L5V BUTJ B6 (Z)-Jasmone 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, 3-methyl-2-(2-pentenyl)-, (Z)- 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, 3-methyl-2-(2Z)-2-pentenyl- 3-Methyl-2-(2-pentenyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-one, (Z)- 3-Methyl-2-(cis-2-penten-1-yl)-2-cyclopenten-1-one 3-Methyl-2-pent-2-enylcyclopent-2-enone 4-07-00-00337 (Beilstein Handbook Reference) 488-10-8 4907-07-7 BRN 1907713 EINECS 207-668-4 FEMA No. 3196 JASMONE 124099-86-1 2(3H)-Furanone, 5-hexyldihydro-5-methyl- 4-Hydroxy-4-methyldecanoic acid gamma-lactone 4-Methyldecanolide 5-17-09-00098 (Beilstein Handbook Reference) 5-Hexyldihydro-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone 5-Hexyldihydro-5-methylfuran-2(3H)-one 7011-83-8 BRN 0123344 DECANOIC ACID, 4-HYDROXY-4-METHYL-, gamma-LACTONE Dihydrojasmone lactone EINECS 230-291-1 FEMA No. 3786 NSC 141822 gamma-Methyl decalactone gamma-Methyl-gamma-decanolactone gamma-Methyldecalactone 11050-62-7 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, 2-methyl-3-(2-pentenyl)- 2-Methyl-3-(2-pentenyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-one 2-Methyl-3-pent-2-enylcyclopent-2-enone 39346-90-2 8029-70-7 EINECS 234-273-4 FEMA No. 3552 Isojasmone Isojasmone (natural) 1128-08-1 2-Amyl-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one 2-CYCLOPENTEN-1-ONE, 3-METHYL-2-PENTYL- 2-Pentyl-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one 3-Methyl-2-(n-pentanyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-one 3-Methyl-2-pentyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one 3-Methyl-2-pentylcyclopent-2-enone 30966-11-1 4-07-00-00230 (Beilstein Handbook Reference) AI3-15185 BRN 1906471 Dihydrojasmone Dihydrojasmone (natural) EINECS 214-434-5 FEMA No. 3763 Jasmone, dihydro- NSC 71928 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, 2-hexyl- 2-Hexyl-2-cyclopentenone 2-Hexylcyclopent-2-en-1-one 2-Hexylcyclopent-2-enone 2-n-Hexyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one 4-07-00-00230 (Beilstein Handbook Reference) 95-41-0 BRN 1931570 Dihydro-isojasmone EINECS 202-417-5 FEMA No. 3552 NSC 78462 1128-08-1 2-cyclopenten-1-one, 3-methyl-2-pentyl- 3-methyl-2-pentylcyclopent-2-en-1-one InChI=1/C11H18O/c1-3-4-5-6-10-9(2)7-8-11(10)12/h3-8H2,1-2H JASMONE,DIHYDRO 3-Methyl-(cis-2-penten-1-yl)-2-cyclopenten-1-one 488-10-8 AIDS-032327 AIDS032327 cis-Jasmone 13074-63-0 3-Methyl-2-pentylcyclopentan-1-one 3-Methyl-2-pentylcyclopentanone AI3-36075 Cyclopentanone, 3-methyl-2-pentyl- EINECS 235-969-0 Tetrahydrojasmone (Z)-5-Hex-3-enyldihydro-5-methylfuran-2(3H)-one (Z)-Dihydro-5-(3-hexenyl)-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone 2(3H)-Furanone, 5-(3-hexenyl)dihydro-5-methyl-, (Z)- 2(3H)-Furanone, 5-(3Z)-3-hexenyldihydro-5-methyl- 2(3H)-Furanone, dihydro-5-(3-hexenyl)-5-methyl-, (Z)- 4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-7-cis-decenoic acid lactone 4-Methyl-4-hydroxy-cis-7-decenoic acid lactone 4-Methyl-cis-decene gamma-lactone 70851-61-5 EINECS 274-942-8 Lactone of cis-jasmone

    pdb file:9986.pdb
    CAS: 488-10-8

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    updated Wed Sep 10 20:28:49 EDT 2008

    Our new directory style was featured in a the right sidebar of the Jasmone MOD page today. Just click the directory link from the top page or in any of the recent galleries to view this new feature. These pages typically include links to the source databases, which often have chemical diagrams or useful additional information about the molecules. A smiley code is currently featured at the bottom of each page. Smile.

    updated Thu Sep 4 22:28:57 EDT 2008

    Added quick navigation links to the left side bar. The site has reached 111 GB, and a massive backup is underway. We are still just getting started.

    updated Thu Sep 4 13:30:20 EDT 2008

    Added developer links to the left side bar.

    updated Wed Sep 3 12:05:13 EDT 2008

    I have automated the process to make molecule galleries, which I am finding very useful to my research, so I thought that I would share the opportunity and take requests. It is quick and easy. I did a bisphenol search today, and as I expected, the search turned up a few stilbenes, which is the same molecular family as resveratrol. Strikingly, Bisphenol A is a noted teratogen, which shows that care must be taken when using such molecules during pregnancy, nursing, and development. Here is a link to the bisphenol gallery.

    If you would find it useful, I am definitely interested in taking requests for molecule galleries. Just send me the name of your favorite molecule. As you may be able to tell, we have access for galleries to about 1% or 0.5 million structures, in the total archive thus far, but it is already quite useful. The automated jobs are underway to fill in the rest. The next milestone is the capability to index and make galleries for the remaining millions of molecules for which we have pdb files already, which would be 5-10% complete. Any comments or suggestions are also welcome.

    updated Tue Sep 2 14:10:15 EDT 2008

    A terminal screenshot has been added to the right sidebar, in order to show the kind of code that is being used to generate the Molecules directory indices. All inquiries and suggestions are welcome.

    updated Fri Aug 29 14:39:14 EDT 2008

    Reaction to our website has been quite positive and encouraging, but people are anxious to see structures with improved stereochemistry. We have received many suggestions about how to make that happen faster. For the time being, we are experiencing the best structure viewing results with RasMOL. Name extraction and structure file linking jobs are underway, which is an indication that we are still in a preliminary phase. Google spiders more almost everyday, and past experience indicates that the search capability will become very useful indeed! Here is some secret mumbo jumbo. I'm afraid that my Japanese or Korean is broken at best ;-}. Enjoy!

    updated Wed Aug 27 21:38:32 EDT 2008

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    updated Tue Aug 26 19:27:29 EDT 2008

    Several new indices have been added to our sidebar, notably; current index by name, and gallery by name. These are large indices, but also vastly incomplete, and work is underway to improve them. A list of bloggers who have mentioned the site, with links in their blogs, is now in the front sidebar, although only one is known thus far. Due to the vastness of the scale, many of these things will be divided out and buried a little deeper eventually, but they can be showcased now, and they are a good survey.

    updated Tue Aug 19 19:45:09 EDT 2008

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