Musk xylol natural crystal

Musk xylol natural crystal

Musk xylene natural Crystallization

Light yellow crystal with a dry sweet musky-like animal aroma that lasts for a long time. It is mainly used as a fixative for cosmetic essences and soap flavors. At the same time, it is also used as a transdermal agent for many Chinese medicine ointment patches, which increases the epidermal absorption of the drug and has the effects of calming and analgesic.

Musk xylene is produced from meta-xylene (1,3-dimethylbenzene), by a Friedel–Crafts alkylation with tert-butyl chloride and aluminium chloride followed by nitration with fuming nitric acid or with a 70:30 mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid. The crude product is recrystallized from 95% ethnic.


Product name

Musk xylene / Musk Xylol
Synonyms 2,4,6-Trinitro-1,3-dimethyl-5-tert-butylbenzene;



CAS No. 81-15-2
EINECS 201-329-4
Molecular formula C12H15N3O6
Molecular weight 297.27
Appearance Light yellow crystalline
Melting point 235.4 ºC
Assay 99%min
Packing 25Kg/drum
Application Aromatic Musky Fragrance;Perfume;Daily Flavor Cosmetics