functional group may be appropriate. cis-3-Hexenol
provides the solution.
Mastering the System
To master this system only takes a few hours, using the
techniques listed above. Below are some chemical names
with which to get started practicing.
Looking at the chemical name, one should note its
molecular weight from adding the MW of each factor; the
presence of OH groups with names like hydroxy, alcohol
or “ol” on the end of a name; check the names in the factor
tables presented in the figures; and check the odor characteristics. In closing, T- 1 presents a useful exercise. In the
table, one can fill in the predicted odor of a material first
before smelling it. One should be sure to smell dilutions
for strong materials; this of course will dilute their impact.
Address correspondence to Stephen Dowthwaite;
1. R Harper, EC Bate Smith and DG Land, Odour description and odour
classification: a multidisciplinary examination. Churchill, London
2. S Arctander, Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. Allured
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