Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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Study on the Components of Musk. I. Ether Soluble Components
JAECHUL DOEITARO KITATSUJIEIICHI YOSHII
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1975 Volume 23 Issue 3 Pages 629-635

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Ether soluble components of musk have been investigated by chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. As indicated in the list of identified constituents (Table II), they were proved to be predominantly steroidal : eleven androstane derivatives, cholesterol and its esters, and cholest-4-en-3-one, in addition to wax and muscone. Characteristic feature of cholesterol esters and wax was that they are the esters derived from very long chain fatty acids of C14 through C40 in which branched ones were predominant except C16 and C18. Wax alcohols were found to have almost exclusively branched chain (C20 to C34).

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