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Either of two terpene compounds, α‐ionone and β‐ionone, found in a number of plants. β‐Ionone is an intermediate in the synthesis of vitamin A; its odour is reminiscent of cedarwood or, in dilute alcohol solution, of violets.


Subjects: Chemistry.

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