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F&F Bookshelf: Terpenes

Posted: April 13, 2007

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Breitmaier’s introduction on the topic includes a discussion of terpenes’ importance, explains the isoprene rule and the materials’ biogenesis. The subsequent terpene review is arranged by numbers of isoprene units and parent skeletons, and in addition examines occurrences in plants and olfactory profiles.

Finally, Terpenes covers syntheses and production processes for mono-/sesquiterpenoid fragrances. Also addressed are terpene structure and isolation and molecular shape-odor relationships.