09 February 2024 Bulletin

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Isophorone is an α,β-unsaturated cyclic ketone with the chemical formula C9H14O. [1] It is a clear liquid with a peppermint-like odour. Isophorone evaporates faster than water but slower than charcoal starter or paint thinner, and it will not mix completely with water. Isophorone is a manmade chemical for use commercially, but it has been found to occur naturally in cranberries. [1,2]

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