Chemistry 101: Rose Oxide



Rose oxide was discovered in 1959 by Casimir F. Seidel and Max Stoll at Firmenich. It is a significant ingredient of Bulgarian rose oil. It is also a contributing factor to the flavour of lychees.

Its discovery was considered so important it warranted a postage stamp in Russia.

Further reading: Rose oxide – the scent of shiny metal roses via 4160 Tuesdays.

sources: From Classical to Modern Chemistry: The Instrumental Revolution by Peter T.J. Morris


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