- Odour

By Bento, Luis San Miguel
Posted on 2007-11-12    Last edited on 2009-09-25

Butyric and valeric acids or esters present a typical odour named "fatty acid odour" (Clarke ey al. 1991). These compounds are many times produced by microorganisms action. A compound, isovaleronitrile, with this type of odour, was detected in beet molasses alcohol (Strating, Westra, 1982).


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