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Volatile Compounds in Chewing Gum

from: Application Note No. 12

I. Peppermint Gum.



alpha-Pinene (C10H16) beta-Pinene (C10H16)
Limonene (C10H16) alpha-Terpinene (C10H16)
Linalool (C10H18O) l-Menthone (C10H20O)
Menthol (C10H20O) Pulegon (C10H16O)
Piperitone (C10H16O) Camphene (C10H16)
Methyl acetate (C3H6O2) Caryophyllene (C15H24)
beta-Farnesene (C15H24) BHT (C15H24O)
Eicosane (C20H42) Henecosane (C21H44)
Docosane (C22H46) Tricosane (C23H48)

II. Spearmint Gum.



Limonene (see peppermint)Menthone (see peppermint)
Menthol (see peppermint)Methyl acetate (see peppermint)
Caryophylene (see peppermint)Piperitone (see peppermint)
BHT (see peppermint)Eicosane (see peppermint)
Docosane (see peppermint)Tricosane (see peppermint)
Octanol (C8H18O) (R)-Carvone (C10H14O)

III. Cinnamon Gum.



Limonene (see peppermint)Linalool (see peppermint)
Menthol (see peppermint)Henecosane (see peppermint)
Caryophylene (see peppermint)Piperitone (see peppermint)
BHT (see peppermint)Eicosane (see peppermint)
Docosane (see peppermint)Tricosane (see peppermint)
Benzaldehyde (C7H6O) (E)-Cinnamaldehyde (C9H8O)
(E)-Cinnamyl Alcohol (C9H10O) Eugenol (C9H8O)
Humulene (C15H24) (E)-Isoeugenol (C9H8O)

IV. Fruit Flavoured Gum.



alpha-Pinene (see peppermint)beta-Pinene (see peppermint)
Limonene (see peppermint)Linalool (see peppermint)
Cinnamaldehyde (see cinnamon)Eugenol (see cinnamon)
Caryophylene (see peppermint)
BHT (see peppermint)Eicosane (see peppermint)
Docosane (see peppermint)Tricosane (see peppermint)
gamma-Terpinene (C10H16) Methyl salicylate (C8H8O3)
Citral A (C10H16O) Citral B (C10H16O)


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