Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials: September 2014

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

For example, Ω-6-Hexadecenlactone, natural (synonym: ambrettolide), FEMA# 2555, CAS# 7779-50-2, is described as follows:

It is well known that a very little musk will go a long, long way. This particular material is no exception, and will enhance blackberries and blueberries, raspberry, cherry, pear and red licorice, and all blends thereof.

This edition also discusses:

Methyl laurate, natural; Ethyl phenylacetate, natural; 2-Octanone, natural; a-Iso-methylionone; 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-ene-1,4-dione (synonym: ketoisophorone); Isophorone; 2-Octanol, natural; 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran-3-one, natural (synonym: coffee furanone); Methyl 2-furoate, natural

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