Analysis of the volatile constituents of black chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa Ell.)

Timo Hirvi, Erkki Honkanen

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The volatile constituents of black chokeberry were analysed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Concentrations of the 48 compounds identified were in general below their individual threshold values. The main compounds were benzaldehyde cyanohydrin, hydrocyanic acid and benzaldehyde. Among other benzene derivatives identified in the press juice were benzylalcohol, 2‐phenylethanol, phenylacetaldehyde, salicylaldehyde, acetophenone, 2′‐hydroxyacetophenone, 4′‐methoxyacetophenone, phenol, 2‐methoxyphenol and methyl benzoate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)808-810
JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1985
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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