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Oct 05, 2006 | 11:47 AM CDT
Quest International has released the findings from their latest sensory program study, revealing the secret behind the human relationship with scent.
Sep 26, 2006 | 02:48 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of Eucalyptus globulus oil from Morocco, Argentina, Algeria, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, China and Australia. In addition, Lawrence explores the composition of citronella oil from Brazil, Java, India, Togo and Sri Lanka.
Sep 26, 2006 | 02:43 PM CDT
By: Bertrand de Preville, Biolandes
Emerging challenges for raw material producers. Today’s business environment increasingly requires better service and reactivity from fragrance industry suppliers, in addition to lower prices, flexible product availability and safer products. With resurgent consumer interest in natural products, suppliers of natural ingredients face new challenges in meeting customers’ high expectations.
Sep 26, 2006 | 01:50 PM CDT
By: Ian Gatfield and Heinz-Jürgen Bertram
Actively fermenting baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) not only converts aliphatic aldehydes to the corresponding alcohols, but also may reduce certain carbon-carbon double bonds in the same molecule. Furthermore, an in situ acyloin condensation reaction occurs; this bioconversion reaction gives rise to relatively good yields of unsaturated 2,3-diols, which have two carbon atoms more than the corresponding aliphatic aldehyde used as substrate. Baker’s yeast has been used as a reagent in organic synthesis since the beginning of the 20th century, when fundamental studies were initiated on the mechanism of formation of fusel alcohols from the corresponding l-amino acids during the formation of ethanol.
Aug 23, 2006 | 04:50 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of tagetes oil (Tagetes minuta) from Argentina, India, United Kingdom, Egypt, South Africa and Italy. He also discusses the composition of Australian sandalwood oil (Santalum spicatum
Aug 23, 2006 | 02:44 PM CDT
By: Andrew Walter, Earthoil Plantatoins Ltd.
An evolving sector’s benefits, legislation and use in the flavor and fragrance industry. How can the present and future prospects of organic natural products be judged, and can they become important contributors to the total market — either now, or in the future? Organic essential oils — like organic vegetables and fruit — often are regarded as an oddity.
Aug 23, 2006 | 02:38 PM CDT
By: Jack Corley, Royal Aromatics Inc.
What’s driving the biggest dynamic shift in the F&F industry? Imagine a world in which the price of gasoline is 25 cents a gallon, where Starbucks Frappuccinos are nutritious and contain no calories, and you actually like your mother-in-law. Unrealistic, perhaps, but for those involved in the organic world, and organic personal care specifically, the announcement in August 2005 that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow for USDA certification of personal care products was received with equal disbelief.
Aug 23, 2006 | 02:24 PM CDT
By: David Brassington, Oxford Chemicals, Ltd; and …
The challenges and opportunities of sourcing high-impact aroma chemicals from nature. As part of a long-term program to source more natural high-impact aroma chemistries (HIAC), Oxford Chemicals Ltd. (OCL) and the Center for Bioactive Chemistry, Durham University, have been collaborating on the bioproduction of sulfur-containing volatiles. Robert Edwards (Durham University) and David Brassington (OCL) examine some of the technical challenges and opportunities of sourcing HIACs from nature.
Aug 23, 2006 | 02:18 PM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Four questions with drom’s Barbara Zoebelein and her five picks for fragrance’s future. drom perfumer Barbara Zoebelein is the recipient of a 2006 FiFi award (men’s private label/direct sell category) for Avon’s today TOMORROW always for Men. We wondered what makes an award winning perfumer, so we recently asked her about her art, challenges and a prescription for this ailing category: artistry, craft and risk-taking.
Aug 09, 2006 | 01:20 PM CDT
A new study by researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center (Philadelphia) presented in the journal Neuron argues that odor discrimination in mice takes a little extra time.