Chemistry of Fragrant Substances By P. J. Teisseire

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458 pages,
Reprinted 2015,
Description :
Ever wonder why certain scents arouse humans, while others frighten animals or repel insects? If you're interested in the underlying chemistry of these and many other questions on the characteristics of fragrant agents, look no further than Chemistry of Fragrant Substances.

Featuring over 1,400 original schemes and formulas, this unique reference provides a timely and complete overview of the chemistry of fragrant substances used in the perfume and cosmetic industries as well as accounts of the latest methods of modern synthetic organic chemistry.

Chemistry of Fragrant Substances will be extremely useful for organic chemists in the agricultural chemicals industry, as well as those attempting to create new compounds for the cosmetics, toiletries, and perfumery industries. It will also be of interest to natural products and organic chemists in academic and industrial settings.
Table of Contents :

1. Introduction and Historical Background

2. Terpenoid Chemistry
Introduction - Nomenclature
Acyclic Monoterpenes
Monocyclic Monoterpenes
Bicyclic Monoterpenes

3. Industrial Synthesis starting from α and β Pinene
Acid Catalized Reactions
Pyrolysis Reactions of the Pinenes
Hydroperoxidation Reactions

4. Total Synthesis of Aliphatic Terpenoids of Industrial Importance
Ethynylation Reactions
Methods for the synthesis of Methylheptenone
Industrial Chemistry of Dehydrolinalool
Synthesis of Terpenoids

5. Biogenesis of Natural Substances
Some Aspects of Enzymology and Biochemistry
Biosynthetic Mechanisms leading to Terpenoids

6. The Chemistry of Sesquiterpenes and of some Macrocyclic Diterpenes
Cyclizations and Interconversions in the Sesquiterpene Series
Detailed Study of some Syntheses of Sesquiterpenes of Major interest.
The Chemistry of Diterpenes with 14- membered Rings

7. Substances with a Musk Odor
Methods of Synthesis of Macrocyclic Ketones
Methods of Synthesis of Macrocyclic Lactones

Appendix 1 : The Concept of Prochirality
Appendix 2 : The Wittig Reaction
Appendix 3 : The Chemistry of Enol Ethers
Appendix 4 : Functionalization of Unactivated Carbon Atoms
Appendix 5 : Methods for Identifying Natural and Synthetic Organic Compounds
Appendix 6 : Summary of Some Physico Chemical Methods used in the Analysis of Natural Odorant Substances

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