Chemistry and Technology of Flavours and Fragrances
Modern flavours and fragrances are complex formulated products, containing blends of aroma compounds with auxiliary materials, enabling desirable flavours or fragrances to be added to a huge range of products. From the identification and synthesis of materials such as cinnamaldehyde and vanillin in the 19th Century to the current application of advanced analytical techniques for identification of trace aroma compounds present in natural materials, the flavour and fragrance industry has developed as a key part of the worldwide specialty chemicals industry.With contributions mainly coming from industry based experts, "Chemistry and Technology of Flavours and Fragrances" provides a detailed overview of the synthesis, chemistry and application technology of the major classes aroma compounds. With separate chapters covering important technical aspects such as the stability of aroma compounds, structure - odour relationships and identification of aroma compounds, this book will be essential reading for both experienced and graduate level entrants to the flavour and fragrance industry.
It will also serve as an important introduction to the subject for chemists and technologists in those industries that use flavours and fragrances, eg food, cosmetics and toiletries, and household products. David Rowe is Technical Manager at De Monchy Aromatics Ltd., Poole UK.