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May 26, 2016 | 11:41 AM CDT

The Mysterious Olfaction Molecule Unmasked

Nose Science

A recent study from The Monell Center found the connection between the olfactory marker protein (OMP) and the detection of different scents after a 30-year-old mystery.

May 17, 2016 | 12:27 PM CDT

Patent Pick: One Step Closer to Sweet, Soft Commercial Viability

The inventors on this fragrance patent traded the two-step (or more) fragrance synthesis dance for a more economic, one-step solution.

May 17, 2016 | 11:23 AM CDT

Patent Pick: Odor Annihilator


Phew—smell that? Odors are out there, lingering until heat and humidity unleash their dirty-socks-in-the-gym-bag potential. That's where pro-scent solutions like this Henkel compound come in, locked and loaded.

May 17, 2016 | 10:47 AM CDT

Patent Pick: Spotlight on Vanillin, Literally

Vanilla beans

Lights, cameras, vanillin! A new patent application from BASF describes a novel stilbene whose vanilla-like odor intensifies under artificial or natural light.

May 10, 2016 | 03:15 PM CDT

1-(4-Isopropyl cyclohexyl) ethanol from Cumene in Two Steps

By: Libor Cerveny et al

Due to its stability, this material finds use in a large number of products in the fragrance industry.