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Volatile Composition of Oyster Leaf (Mertensia maritima (L.) Gray).
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PMID:  23140514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Oyster leaf (Mertensia maritima), also called vegetarian oyster, has a surprising oyster-like aroma. Its volatile composition was investigated here for the first time. In total, 109 compounds were identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and quantified by GC-FID. The use of GC-olfactometry on both polar and non-polar columns allowed us to detect the molecules having an oyster-like, marine odor. Four compounds were identified and confirmed by synthesis: (Z)-3-nonenal, (Z)-1,5-octadien-3-ol, (Z,Z)-3,6-nonadienal, and (Z)-1,5-octadien-3-one. After evaluation of freshly prepared reference samples, these compounds were confirmed to be reminiscent of the oyster-like marine notes perceived when tasting cut leaves.
Estelle Delort; Alain Jaquier; Christian Chapuis; Mark Rubin; Christian Starkenmann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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