Scent and Chemistry
It will serve as a thorough introductory text for all those interested in the molecular world of odors.
This book is written for everyone who wants to know more about the molecular basis of odor, and the relationships between chemical structures and olfactory properties. The great structural diversity of odorants, their synthesis, natural occurrence and their structure?odor correlation demonstrate what a fascinating science Fragrance Chemistry indeed is.
1. Historical Aspects
2. The Chemical Senses
3. Structure-Odor Relationships
4. Odorants from Natural Resources
5. Odorants from Petrochemical Sources
6. Ionones, Damascones, and Iso E Super
7. Essential Oils
8. Odorants of Animal Origin
Wilhelm Pickenhagen (*1939) obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Paris with Edgar Lederer. After a fellowship with George Büchi at MIT, research chemist and then department head at Firmenchi, Geneva, general manager Flavor Technology at Firmenchi, Princeton, and from 1996-2003 head of corporate research of Dragoco, Holzminden. Lecturer and Honorary Professor at the University of Gõttingen, and lecturer at the ISIPCA Versaitles. He has authored 60 scientific and 29 patent publications.
Philip Kraft (*1969) studied Chemistry at Kie University, and obtained his Ph.D. with Werner Tochtermann on macrocyclic musks in collaboration with Haarmann Et Reimer, Holzminden. In 1996, he joined Givaudan Research, Dübendorf, and became group leader in 2001. He has authored 78 publications and 27 patents, invented Super Muguet, Azurone, Pomarose, Serenolide, Cassyrane, and Sylkolide, and reads Fragrance Chemistry at the Universities of Bern and Zurich, and the ETH Zurich.
“This wonderful book will interest readers in the fields of psychology and neurophysiology as well as the obvious organic chemistry and biochemistry. Useful as a course resource and reference book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 August 2012)
“This book would be ideal for perfume/odour chemists or any chemist with an interest in natural products.” (Chemistry World, 20 June 2012)
“The first edition of the book was written for “interested scientists and everyone who appreciates nice scents”. The same is also true for this book.” (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2012)
“Given their unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge, it would be a great addition to a perfumery bookshelf.” (Bois de Jasmin, 6 March 2012)
“This is a splendid book, which I really enjoyed … Thoroughly recommended.” (Chemistry & Industry, 1 May 2012)