Enzymatic resolution and odor description of both enantiomers of lavandulol, a fragrance of lavender oil

Hiroyuki Sakauchi, Hiromasa Kiyota, Shin Ya Takigawa, Takayuki Oritani, Shigefumi Kuwahara

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Abstract

Both enantiomers of lavandulol (1), an important constituent of lavender oil, were prepared by enzymatic optical resolution, and the odor quality of the single antipodes were evaluated. The fragrance of the nature-identical (R)-enantiomer ('weak floral, herbal odor with slightly lemon-like, fresh citrus fruity nuance') was superior to those of both the unnatural (S)-enantiomer ('very weak odor') and the racemate ('weak floral, herbal odor').

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1186
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry and Biodiversity
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 12 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology

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