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    Default Heliotropin Replacer

    I have some Heliotropin only in a low concentration of 2.5% and I have not yet tried the IFF Heliotropin replacer (Heliotropex N). I cannot believe that it is some "new" chemical, it will
    rather be a mix of known chemicals. Does anyone here have a clue what IFF uses to imitate Heliotropin? Can anyone recommend the IFF Heliotropin replacer or any other one?
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    Default Re: Heliotropin Replacer

    I've not tried the IFF replacer so can't comment on that, but I normally use veratraldehyde as a direct replacement for heliotropin (piperonal).

    Veratraldehyde is available from SAFC (if you have an account with them) and, in handy smaller quantities from Hekserij.
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    Default Re: Heliotropin Replacer

    Thank you for the advise, Chris!

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    Default Re: Heliotropin Replacer

    They state it's a "Trade Secret" that means it must be a mixture of known chemicals as you said, because if it was a new one they would just patent it and declare the molecular structure, being protected on the market by the patent itself.
    Essentially they are selling a very simplified "vanilla perfume" as a note.
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    Default Re: Heliotropin Replacer

    Quote Originally Posted by otocione View Post
    They state it's a "Trade Secret" that means it must be a mixture of known chemicals as you said, because if it was a new one they would just patent it and declare the molecular structure, being protected on the market by the patent itself.
    Exactly this is what I was thinking.
    Quote Originally Posted by otocione View Post
    Essentially they are selling a very simplified "vanilla perfume" as a note.
    Ok, thanks, maybe I better try the veratraldehyde, where I know what I am using.

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