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Oct 26, 2007 | 02:15 PM CDT
By: Ray Marsili and Cesar Kenaan
The importance of when and how fragrance chemicals are extracted in order to accurately reconstitute the scent of a flower. The alluring fragrances of flowers are the primary inspiration for new perfumes. In the quest to develop novel synthetic aroma chemicals, perfumers have increasingly relied upon the assistance of analytical chemists to help them identify major chemicals responsible for floral fragrances.
Oct 23, 2007 | 09:08 AM CDT
Improbable Research, which celebrates quirky scientific inquiry, has awarded its chemistry Ig Nobel honor to Mayu Yamamoto (working at the International Medical Center of Japan in cooperation with Sekisui Chemical) for her work in extracting vanillin from cow dung.
Oct 16, 2007 | 05:51 PM CDT
Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but is it a violation of intellectual property law? When it comes to fine fragrances, it depends who you ask.
Oct 12, 2007 | 04:35 PM CDT
Mintel explores the trends in the body care market, including premium ingredients and aromatherapy
Oct 12, 2007 | 03:54 PM CDT
Symrise’s Roberto Ascoli recently spoke with P&Fnow about the company’s Perfumers’ Academy, its goals and how it will grow the skills of its perfumers
Oct 12, 2007 | 03:43 PM CDT
A joint report from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Science Foundation shows that those industries with the highest R&D spending have benefited most
Sep 25, 2007 | 10:50 AM CDT
The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) (Brussels, Belgium) has reported that 100% of market products selected for testing at random in the May 2006–May 2007 period met IFRA Standards.
Sep 24, 2007 | 11:37 AM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of rosemary oil and extract (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) from Italy, India, Egypt, Argentina, Morocco, Algeria and China.
Sep 24, 2007 | 11:27 AM CDT
By: Philip Kraft, Christine Ledard and Philip Gout…
Inside perfume’s greatest story. The story of Chanel Nº5 begins in Moscow in 1912 with perfumer Ernest Beaux’s studies of the aldehyde used in Houbigant’s Quelques Fleurs. It continues in La Bocca and Cannes, France, and then is almost derailed by competition from an unlikely source.
Sep 24, 2007 | 11:19 AM CDT
By: Mark Erman
Examining the rapid development in the chemistry and uses of cooling agents. Physiological cooling agents are ubiquitous ingredients in many consumer products, such as chewing gums, toothpastes, mouthwashes, lotions and shampoos. Based on numerous new patents and publications, research and development in the field continues at a fast pace.