India imports Mefrosol in large quantity for its use as a perfumery ingredient. The Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute’s (CSMCRI) process is the first indigenous technology for Mefrosol in India and when commercialized, they anticipate that the process may lead to reduce import substitution in significant degree for Mefros.
Mefrosol is an important perfumery chemical having fresh, rosy, floral odour and is used to give freshness and volume in both floral and citrus fragrances. The existing industrial process utilizes toxic reagents and starting materials generating a large volume of industrial wastes.
The technology is a greener alternative to the existing processes. The present method employs recyclable catalyst and benign starting materials with the formation of water as the only by-product, and is thus environment-friendly.
All starting materials are non-toxic and non-corrosive in nature. A green, non-soot, industrially viable and cheap solvent is used in our process, thereby providing a cleaner environment. Water is produced as the only by-product, which can be removed via azeotropic distillation from the reaction mixture followed by cheap water pre-treatment at ETP. Hence the process is environment friendly.
For further details contact: Director CSMCRI, Ph. No.+091-278-2569496, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org