Flavour and Fragrance Journal

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May 2014

Volume 29, Issue 3

Pages 137–192

  1. Research Articles

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    2. Research Articles
    1. Norsesquiterpenes as markers of overheating in Indonesian vetiver oil (pages 137–142)

      Jean-Jacques Filippi

      Article first published online: 11 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3189

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      Three norsesquiterpenes have been isolated from the essential oil of Indonesian vetiver. They are reported as being generated upon thermic degradation of vetiver acids during hydrodistillation.

    2. A novel approach for studying the indoor dispersion of aroma through computational fluid dynamics (pages 143–156)

      Artemio Plana-Fattori, Ioan C. Trelea, Jean-François Le Page, Isabelle Souchon, Philippe Pollien, Santo Ali, Marco Ramaioli, Estelle Pionnier-Pineau, Christoph Hartmann and Denis Flick

      Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3190

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      We propose a modelling approach for studying the indoor dispersion of aroma compounds which are released from, for instance, food products. We show that the indoor velocity field can be estimated separately through CFD, under aroma-free conditions, and then combined with the aroma mass flow associated with the source of interest. Modelling results compare favourably with experimental measurements. The modelling approach is flexible and computationally effective, since different release conditions can be considered with no additional CFD simulation.

    3. A quantitative structure–property relationship approach to determine the essential molecular functionalities of potent odorants (pages 157–165)

      Pallabi Pal, Indrani Mitra and Kunal Roy

      Article first published online: 20 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3191

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      In the present work, attempts have been made using QSPR techniques to identify the distinct chemical features that impart odorant potential to diverse molecules. The developed statistical model provides valuable information about the contribution of structural fragments that are essential for lowering the odor threshold of the molecules, which may guide the development of new potent odorants.

    4. Production and characterization of multinuclear microcapsules encapsulating lavender oil by complex coacervation (pages 166–172)

      Zuobing Xiao, Wanlong Liu, Guangyong Zhu, Rujun Zhou and Yunwei Niu

      Article first published online: 21 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3192

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      Lavender oil microcapsules were produced by complex coacervation using gelatin and gum Arabic as encapsulants. The effects of various factors on the appearance, mean particle size, yield, loading capacity and encapsulation efficiency were investigated. The optimal conditions were obtained.

    5. Quantification of furocoumarins in hydroalcoholic fragrances by a liquid chromatography–high resolution/accurate mass method (pages 173–183)

      Elise Corbi, Christophe Pérès and Nathalie David

      Article first published online: 4 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3193

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      An innovative RP-HPLC High-Resolution/Accurate-Mass (HR/AM) MS method based on Orbitrap technology was developed to quantify 7 furocoumarins in fragrances in the range 0.01-1 mg/L. This method was developed and validated according to accuracy profile methodology.Accurate mass and high resolution provide a robust and highly specific approach to quantify the compounds and minimize tedious sample preparation. The method was finally used to quantify more than 50 perfumes (eaux de toilette, eaux de parfum, extraits).

    6. Evaluation of the anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects of myrtenol, a plant-derived monoterpene alcohol, in mice (pages 184–192)

      Renan O. Silva, Mirian S. Salvadori, Francisca Beatriz M. Sousa, Maisa S. Santos, Nathalia S. Carvalho, Damião P. Sousa, Bruno S. Gomes, Francisco A. Oliveira, André Luiz R. Barbosa, Rivelilson M. Freitas, Reinaldo Nóbrega de Almeida and Jand-Venes R. Medeiros

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ffj.3195

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      In the present study, we demonstrated that (−)-myrtenol, a plant-derived monoterpene alcohol, exhibits a pronounced anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effect in different animal models. Our data suggested that myrtenol reduces the inflammatory response and nociception in mice due to the inhibition of the release of inflammatory mediators, cell migration and also to the signalling pathway of receptors involved in the transmission of pain.