Special Issue "Aromas and Volatiles of Fruits"


A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Riccardo Flamini
Chemistry Laboratory, Agricultural Research Council, Viticulture Research Center (CRA-VIT), Viale XXVIII Aprile 26, 35015 Conegliano (TV), Italy
Website: http://sito.entecra.it/portale/index2.php
E-Mail: riccardo.flamini@entecra.it
Interests: food chemistry; organic chemistry; analytical chemistry; grape and wine chemistry; chemical compounds in natural extracts; methods of analysis; development of new analytical methods, in particular by mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In general, fruit aroma profiles are a complex composition of chemical compounds including alcohols, esters, carbonyl compounds, terpenoids, norisoprenoids, benzene derivatives. These compounds highly influence the overall sensorial quality of the fruit products, and their low concentration in the fruit (usually ppb) can be affected by a number of agronomic (variety, climatic conditions, ripening) and technological (harvest, post-harvest, storage and processing conditions) factors. The analytical determination of these metabolites in fruit extracts is of crucial importance in many food fields.

Contributions to this special issue, both as original research and review articles, may cover advanced knowledge in chemical composition of fruit varieties and the analytical methods used to study their extracts (sample preparation, chromatography, characterization of compounds, in particular by mass spectrometry methods).

Dr. Riccardo Flamini
Guest Editor


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  • alcohols
  • carbonyl compounds
  • terpenoids
  • sesquiterpenes
  • norisoprenoids
  • benzenoids
  • solid phase extraction
  • solid phase microextraction
  • mass spectrometry
  • chromatography
  • aroma profile

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p. 13461-13472
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Molecules 2014, 19(9), 13461-13472; doi:10.3390/molecules190913461
Received: 27 June 2014; in revised form: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 29 August 2014
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p. 12173-12193
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Molecules 2014, 19(8), 12173-12193; doi:10.3390/molecules190812173
Received: 3 June 2014; in revised form: 29 July 2014 / Accepted: 6 August 2014 / Published: 13 August 2014
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