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Scent and Chemistry: The Molecular World of Odors

Scent and Chemistry: The Molecular World of Odors

Günther Ohloff , Wilhelm Pickenhagen , Philip Kraft

ISBN: 978-3-906-39066-6

Dec 2011

350 pages

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This book is the long awaited completely revised and extended edition of Günther Ohloff's standard work "Scent and Fragrances: The Fascination of Odors and Their Chemical Perspectives". The prominent chemists Günther Ohloff, Wilhelm Pickenhagen, and Philip Kraft convey the scientist, the perfumer, as well as the interested layman with a vivid and up-to-date picture of the state of the art of the chemistry of odorants and the research in odor perception. The book details on the molecular basis of olfaction, olfactory characterization of perfumery materials, structure-odor relationships, the chemical synthesis of odorants, and the chemistry of essential oils and odorants from the animal kingdom, backed up by ca. 400 perfumery examples and historical aspects.

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

Perfume Index

Subject Index

“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)