cis-3-hexenol

2.9 mg per capsule

Freshly cut grass, like hedge cuttings”

Certified water flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of freshly cut grass character. cis-3-Hexenol imparts a pleasant, but nevertheless atypical, grassy note to water. This compound is derived from compounds which leach from grass and vegetation, and can also be produced by algae.

Food grade | free from sensory impurities | extensively tested | safe to smell and taste.

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Flavour standard information

Technical specification

Assessment
Grassy taints in water in water can be detected in the following way. Without covering the glass, swirl the sample to release the aroma. Take a single short sniff. Repeat as necessary.
Amount of flavour per capsule
2.9 mg per capsule
Threshold
The flavour threshold of cis-3-hexenol in water is 950 µg / l.
Origins
3-Hexenol is derived from leaching of chemicals from grass and vegetation, and from growth of algae. The compound is produced in plants through the action of the enzyme lipoxygenase.
Importance
cis-3-Hexenol imparts a pleasant, but nevertheless atypical, grassy note to water. The compound often occurs in association with cis-3-hexenyl acetate.
CAS registry number
The CAS registry number of cis-3-hexenol is 928-96-1.
Other names
  • (Z)-hex-3-en-1-ol
  • cis-hex-3-en-1-ol
  • (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol
  • beta,gamma-hexen-1-ol
  • cis-3-hexen-1-ol
  • (Z)-3-hexenol
  • cis-3-hexenol
  • beta-gamma-hexenol
  • leaf alcohol
Remarks
cis-3-Hexenol is unstable at high pH values and does not survive well in alkaline waters.
Threshold distribution
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Capsules per pot
10
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