ACS Symposium Series [ACS SYMP. SER.], no. 525, AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, WASHINGTON, DC (USA), 1993, 318 pp
Volatile compounds from plants, especially from flowers and fruit, have interested humans since ancient times. In perfumery and flavor chemistry studies, tens of thousands of compounds have been identified and correlated to characteristic odors. Studies of volatile compounds in relation to humans have extended from simple olfactory research to examinations of medicinal properties and physiological and psychological effects. Plant-insect research is now under way to correlate volatile compounds from plants to insect responses, such as attraction or repulsion. In this book, internationally known perfumery and flavor chemists from industry, government, and academia present the latest findings of volatile bioactive compounds from plants.