Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 0103-5053
ALVES, Ruy J. V.; PINTO, Angelo C.; COSTA, Alexandre V. M. da y REZENDE, Claudia M.. Zizyphus mauritiana Lam. (Rhamnaceae) and the chemical composition of its floral fecal odor. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2005, vol.16, n.3b, pp. 654-656. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532005000400027.
When in blossom, jujube (Zizyphus mauritiana Lam., Rhamnaceae) emanates a strong fecal odor. The substances responsible for this scent were analysed by headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (SPME-GC-MS) associated to standard co-injection and retention indexes, which showed benzaldehyde as major constituent. Minor benzenoids, aliphatic carboxylic acids, aldehydes, hydrocarbons and oxygenated monoterpenes were also observed. Olfactometric evaluation of the SPME using GC-sniffing port indicated skatole (3-methyl-indole) as responsible for the fecal odor and vanillin for the sweety odor.
Palabras llave : Zizyphus mauritiana; Rhamnaceae; aroma; skatole; headspace solid-phase microextraction.