I am always anticipating new publications on the topic of fragrance science, but Günther Ohloff, Wilhelm Pickenhagen and Philip Kraft‘s Scent and Chemistry : The Molecular World of Odors was an especially eagerly awaited publication.
As the publisher explains, “this book is the long awaited completely revised and extended edition of Günther Ohloff’s standard work “Scent and Fragrances: The Fascination of Odors and Their Chemical Perspectives”. The prominent chemists Günther Ohloff, Wilhelm Pickenhagen, and Philip Kraft convey the scientist, the perfumer, as well as the interested layman with a vivid and up-to-date picture of the state of the art of the chemistry of odorants and the research in odor perception. The book details on the molecular basis of olfaction, olfactory characterization of perfumery materials, structure-odor relationships, the chemical synthesis of odorants, and the chemistry of essential oils and odorants from the animal kingdom, backed up by ca. 400 perfumery examples and historical aspects.”
Available from Wiley-Vch for pre-order (the official release is July 1st;) 79 euros, with international delivery available.