Scent and Chemistry: The Molecular World of Odors

Scent and Chemistry: The Molecular World of Odors

By: Gunther Ohloff (author), Wilhelm Pickenhagen (author), Philip Kraft (author)Paperback

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This book is the long awaited completely revised and extended edition of Gunther Ohloff's standard work "Scent and Fragrances: The Fascination of Odors and Their Chemical Perspectives". The prominent chemists Gunther 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.

About Author

Gunther Ohloff (1924-2005) studied Pharmacy in Konigsberg and Erlangen, as well as Chemistry at the TH Dresden. After his Ph.D. with Heinrich Wienhaus he moved to Schimmel, Miltitz, in 1951 but left Eastern Germany in 1953 for Dragoco, Holzminden. From 1959-1962 he stayed at the Max Planck Institute, Mulheim, and then joined Firmenich, Geneva, where he was research director from 1968 until his retirement 1989. His prize-awarded scientific work is documented in 228 publications and 111 patents. Wilhelm Pickenhagen (*1939) obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Paris with Edgar Lederer. After a fellowship with George Buchi at MIT, research chemist and then department head at Firmenchi, Geneva, general manager Flavor Technology at Firmenchi, Princeton, and from 1996-2003 head of corporate research of Dragoco, Holzminden. Lecturer and Honorary Professor at the University of Gottingen, and lecturer at the ISIPCA Versaitles. He has authored 60 scientific and 29 patent publications. Philip Kraft (*1969) studied Chemistry at Kie University, and obtained his Ph.D. with Werner Tochtermann on macrocyclic musks in collaboration with Haarmann Et Reimer, Holzminden. In 1996, he joined Givaudan Research, Dubendorf, and became group leader in 2001. He has authored 78 publications and 27 patents, invented Super Muguet, Azurone, Pomarose, Serenolide, Cassyrane, and Sylkolide, and reads Fragrance Chemistry at the Universities of Bern and Zurich, and the ETH Zurich.


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783906390666
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 350
  • ID: 9783906390666
  • weight: 1066
  • ISBN10: 3906390667

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