Know: List of Chemicals and their Aroma


An aroma compound, also known as an odorant, aroma, fragrance, or flavor, is a chemical compound that has a smell or odor. Aroma compounds can be found in food, wine, spices, floral scent, perfumes, fragrance oils, and essential oils.

Compound name

Fragrance

 

Esters

 

Geranyl acetate

Fruity,

 

Floral

 

Methyl formate

Ethereal

 
 

Methyl acetate

Sweet, nail polish

 

Solvent

 

Methyl propionate

Sweet, fruity, rum-like

 

Methyl propanoate

 

Methyl butyrate

Fruity

 

Methyl butanoate

 

Ethyl acetate

Sweet, solvent

 
 

Ethyl butyrate

Fruity

 

Ethyl butanoate

 

Isoamyl acetate

Fruity, Banana

 

Pear

 

Pentyl butyrate

Fruity

 

Pentyl butanoate

 

Pentyl pentanoate

Fruity

 

Octyl acetate

Fruity

 

Benzyl acetate

Fruity, Strawberry

 

Methyl anthranilate

Fruity

 

Hexyl acetate

Floral, Fruity

 

Linear terpenes

 

Myrcene

Woody, complex

 

Geraniol

Rose, flowery

 

Nerol

Sweet rose, flowery

 

Citral, lemonal

Lemon

 

Geranial, neral

 

Citronellal

 

Citronellol

 

Linalool

Floral, sweet

 

Woody

 

Nerolidol

Woody, fresh bark

 

Ocimene

Fruity, Floral

 

Cyclic terpenes

 

Limonene

Orange

 

Camphor

Camphor

 

Menthol

Menthol

 

Carvone1

Caraway or Spearmint

 

Terpineol

Lilac

 

alpha-Ionone

Violet, woody

 

Thujone

Minty

 

Eucalyptol

Eucalyptus

 

Jasmone

spicy, fruity, floral in dilution

 

Aromatic

 

Benzaldehyde

Almond

 

Eugenol

Clove

 

Cinnamaldehyde

Cinnamon

 

Ethyl maltol

Cooked fruit

 

Caramelized sugar

 

Vanillin

Vanilla

 

Anisole

Anise

 

Anethole

Anise

 

Estragole

Tarragon

 

Thymol

Thyme

 

Amines

 

Trimethylamine

Fishy

 

Ammonia

 

Putrescine

Rotting flesh

 

Diaminobutane

 

Cadaverine

Rotting flesh

 

Pyridine

Fishy

 

Indole

Fecal

 

Flowery

 

Skatole

Fecal

 

Alcohols

 

Furaneol

Strawberry

 

1-Hexanol

Herbaceous, woody

 

cis-3-Hexen-1-ol

Fresh cut grass

 

Menthol

Peppermint

 

Aldehydes

 

Acetaldehyde

Ethereal

 

Hexanal

green, grassy

 

cis-3-Hexenal

green tomatoes

 

Furfural

burnt oats

 

Isovaleraldehyde

 Nutty, fruity, cocoa-like

 

Anisic aldehyde

 Floral, sweet, hawthorn.

 

Cuminaldehyde
(4-propan-2-yl benzaldehyde)

 Spicy, cumin-like, green

 

Esters

 

Fructone

fruity, apple-like

 

Ethyl methyl phenyl glycidate

Strawberry

 

alpha-Methyl benzyl acetate

Gardenia

 

Ketones

 

Cyclopentadecanone

musk-ketone

 

Dihydro jasmone

fruity woody floral

 

Oct-1-en-3-one

blood, metallic, mushroom-like

 

2-Acetyl-1-pyrroline

fresh bread, jasmine rice

 

6-Acetyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydropyridine

fresh bread, tortillas, popcorn

 

Lactones

 

gamma-Decalactone

Intense peach flavor

 

gamma-Nonalactone

Coconut odor, popular in
suntan lotions

 

delta-Octalactone

Creamy

 

Jasmine lactone

Powerful fatty-fruity peach and apricot

 

Massoia lactone

Powerful creamy coconut

 

Wine lactone

Sweet coconut odor

 

Sotolon

maple syrup, curry, fenugreek

 

Thiols

 

Allyl thiol

Garlic volatiles and garlic breath

 

Grapefruit mercaptan

Grapefruit

 

Methanethiol, commonly
called methyl mercaptan

After eating Asparagus

 

Furan-2-ylmethanethiol, also called furfuryl
mercaptan

Roasted coffee

 

Benzyl mercaptan

Leek or garlic-like

 

Miscellaneous
compounds

 

Methylphosphine and dimethylphosphine

Garlic-metallic

 

Phosphine

Zinc phosphide poisoned bait

 

Diacetyl

Butter flavor

 

Acetoin

Butter flavor

 

Nerolin

Orange flowers

 

Tetrahydrothiophene

Added to natural gas

 

2,4,6-Trichloroanisole

Cork taint

 

 

Source: Wikipedia

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