Both enantiomers of cyclopropanated analogues of geraniol, nerol, nor-leaf alcohol, and matsutake alcohol were synthesized and their odor properties evaluated. Odor characters in enantiomeric pairs were similar in the geraniol series. The (+)-(2R,3S)-nerol derivative showed various odor aspects. From the results of nor-leaf alcohol derivatives, an interaction between the (2-re,3-re)-face of nor-leaf alcohol and the human olfactory receptor was suggested. The odor of (3R)-matsutake alcohol derivative was superior to the enantiomer.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry