Pineapple flavor

My First Encounter with Flavors My favorite unit in O-Chem(Organic Chemistry) was when the professor brought in a small bottle of Allyl caproate (aka Allyl hexanoate FEMA #2032) for the class to evaluate. It was my first exposure to a flavor aromatic. He passed around the bottle and asked us carefully smell the bottle and tell the class what we thought. I was intrigued, it smelled like pineapple. From that moment, I became hooked on O-Chem. Allyl caproate (FEMA 2032) Allyl caproate is an ester. Esters are often times described as fruity. Allyl describes the group of carbon and hydrogen atoms attached to the ester group.         Allyl caproate (hexanoate) smells like pineapple and it … [Read more...]