Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials

In this monthly column, senior flavorist Judith Michalski describes the odor, taste and suggested applications for several materials.

For example, Anisole (synonym: Methoxybenzene), Penta Manufacturing Co. FEMA#2097, CAS# 100-66-3, is described as follows: This old-line FEMA compound gives the “black” note in licorice and can also be used in allied flavors like tarragon, anise and fennel. 

This edition features discussions of n-Butyl Salicylate, Caryophyllene Alcohol, Cinnamyl Butyrate, Citronellyl Phenylacetate, Cuminyl Alcohol, Cycloheptadeca-9-en-1-one, 2-Ethyl-5(6)-Methyl Pyrazine Mixture and Ethyl-4-Phenyl Butyrate.

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