AMBROX® SUPER

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COMPOUND NAME Naphtho[2,1-b]furan, dodecahydro-3a,6,6,9a-tetramethyl-, [3aR-
FEMA# 3471
Readily Biodegradable
50 - 70% Green Chemistry
100% Renewable Carbon
Olfactive family
Ambery
Product type
Molecules
Molecule
Olfactive description

Extremely powerful and elegant ambery odor with musky and woody tonalities.

From its discovery by Firmenich in the 1950’s to its breakthrough new production process via white biotechnology in 2016, AMBROX® SUPER delivers all the promises of sleek elegance and powerful iconic ambery signature.

Sparkling sensuality, AMBROX® SUPER offers musky and woody tonalities to the emblematic’ family of ambery ingredients.

Compared to CETALOX®, the profile of AMBROX® SUPER is more natural, more animalic, closer to ambregris in which it had been discovered (the profile of CETALOX® is more woody, dry).

Perfumery usage

AMBROX® SUPER is highly diffusive and brings a unique ambery effect from top notes to dry down.

Process

Chemical synthesis corresponds to the construction of complex chemical compounds from simpler ones.
Our R&D follows the principles of Green chemistry whenever possible.

Did you know ?

From AMBROX® to CETALOX®, a Firmenich family of ingredients with history and legacy.
1930 Firmenich discovers chemical structure of AMBROX® in natural ambregris.
1939 Nobel prize.
2016 First commercial scale-up of AMBROX® SUPER via white biotech.

Stability & Performance
Recommended applications
Stability
Concentration AVG - MAX
Substantivity & Remarks
Fine Fragrance
0.0000572101 / 0.00572101 / 0.0303732
Heart and base note
Shampoo
0.00000450985 / 0.000450985 / 0.00114152
wet: 4 / dry: 4 /
Shower Gel
0.0000142115 / 0.00142115 / 0.00654261
bloom: 4 /
Soap
0.00000638089 / 0.000638089 / 0.00261769
foam: 4 / dry hand: 4 /
Detergent
0.0000190056 / 0.00190056 / 0.00797114
wet: 3 / dry: 4 /
Softener
0.0000180084 / 0.00180084 / 0.00814656
wet: 4 / dry: 4 /
APC
0.00000151392 / 0.000151392 / 0.000330858
Candle
0.00000218481 / 0.000218481 / 0.0012705
cold wax: 3 / burning: 3 /
    Log P (measured)
    Tenacity
    12
    Flashpoint
    100 °C
    Vapor pressure
    0.00219 Pa at 20C
    Molecular weight
    236
    Boiling point