Identification of character impact odorants in coriander and wild coriander leaves using GC-olfactometry and GC x GC-TOFMS

Graham Eyres, Jean Pierre Dufour, Gabrielle Hallifax, Subramaniam Sotheeswaran, Philip J. Marriott

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The character impact odorants in the essential oil of coriander leaves (Coriandrum sativum) and wild coriander leaves (Eryngium foetidum) were determined using gas chromatography-olfactometry (GCO) and CharmAnalysisTM. The main aroma compounds in C. sativum were (Z)-2-decenal, a co-eluting odour-cluster ((E)-2-dodecenal, (E)-2-dodecen-1-ol, and 1-dodecanol), β-ionone and eugenol. The most intense odorant in E. foetidum was (E)-2-dodecenal followed by eugenol, β-ionone and (Z)-4-dodecenal. Of the important odorants identified, (Z)-2-decenal, β-ionone, eugenol and (Z)-4-dodecenal have not previously been reported in C. sativum or E. foetidum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlavour Science
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Advances and Trends
EditorsWender L.P. Bredie, Mikael Agerlin Petersen
PublisherElsevier BV
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780444527424
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Food Science
ISSN (Print)0167-4501

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