TITLE

Musk

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Musk, a substance with a strong, penetrating odor. It is obtained from a large abdominal gland of the male musk deer. Musk activates sperm cells during the mating season and its scent attracts females. Musk is an oily brownish liquid when fresh, a grainy powder when dried. Diluted with alcohol, it is used in perfumes to slow evaporation. The characteristic odor of musk is caused by a substance called muscone, or muskone, which can be synthetically produced. Other animals, such as the muskrat, and some plants yield musklike substances.
ACCESSION #
37309731

 

Related Articles

  • Tesla gets testy with Christie. Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;3/17/2014, pA02 

    Elon Musk,

  • Tesla electric pickup in works. Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;11/14/2013, pA02 

    CEO Elon Musk said

  • Sexy scents.  // Redbook;Apr94, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p23 

    Features the comeback of musk, the sensual fragrance of the 1960s and 1970s. Characteristics of the modern version of musk; Musk as prized aphrodisiac for centuries, Source of musk; Use of synthetic musks; List of popular scents; Kiehl's Musk oil as the brand which started the musk craze;...

  • Magnificat. Muske, Carol // New Republic;09/25/2000, Vol. 223 Issue 13, p49 

    Presents the poem "Magnificat," by Carol Muske.

  • SURPRISE. Muske, Carol // New Yorker;4/18/83, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p54 

    Presents the poem "Surprise," by Carol Muske.

  • Skylight (Book). Ratner, Rochelle // Library Journal;1/1/1981, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p59 

    Reviews the book 'Skylight,' by Carol Muske.

  • Tesla Chose Nevada For Factory Based On Time To Completion. DONNA HOWELL // Investors Business Daily;9/5/2014, p00 

    Elon Musk is ready to roll in Reno.

  • Camouflage (Book Review). Morehouse, Val // LJ: Library Journal;6/1/1975, Vol. 100 Issue 11, p1135 

    Reviews the book 'Camouflage,' by Carol Muske.

  • Nitromusk Continued Decline Could Eliminate the Market. LANDAU, PETER // Chemical Market Reporter;03/29/99, Vol. 255 Issue 13, p13 

    Reports the market decline of musk ketone and musk xylol in 1999. Prices of musk chemicals; Information on the chemicals; Forecast on its market demand.

  • HAARMANN & REIMER.  // Chemical Market Reporter;3/25/2002, Vol. 261 Issue 12, p8 

    Reports on the macrocyclic musk compounds offered by Haarmann & Reimer under the Globanone trade name. Two groups of macrocyclic musks; Applications of the musk compounds.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics