Elementary (Hive Addict)
06-18-02 15:43
No 322715
      Alcohol Coding ?  Bookmark   

I am looking at an aroma companys chemical list and they have alcohol with the following coding :

ALCOHOL C10
ALCOHOL C12
ALCOHOL C6
ALCOHOL C8
ALCOHOL C9

What the hell do these "C" numbers represent ?

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    Nemo_Tenetur
(Newbee)
06-18-02 16:17
No 322719
      carbon numbers?  Bookmark   

maybe the number of carbon atoms. C6 could be hexanol, C10 may be decanol. Just my guess, because such alcohols are required for esterification of aliphatic acids (fruity smell).
 
 
 
 
    Elementary
(Hive Addict)
06-18-02 16:57
No 322722
      Oh right, I see where you coming from.  Bookmark   

Oh right, I see where you coming from.

So C2 would be ethanol.

Thanks for you help cool

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