Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Summary Substitution of the (CH3)2CH=CH group by (CH3)2C=N in linalool as well as by the (CH3)2CH-CH2 group in linalool and in sila-linalool does not lead to noticeable changes of their scent qualities. On the contrary, substitution of the OH group at the tertiary C atom by NH2 or CH3 — hydride isosteric to OH according toGrimm — affords fishy or etheric instead of the original flowery smells thus indicating a transition to different basic classes of odor. Similar results were obtained with the linalool-like scents of benzyldimethylcarbinol and phenylethyldimethylcarbinol. Therefore the theory ofAmoore, after which only shape and size of molecules are ruling their odor qualities, must be called in question.
Type of Medium: