Identification and characterisation of odorants in a squishy toy using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/olfactometry after thermal extraction.

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Wiedmer C, Büttner A
Zeitschrift: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
ISSN: 1618-2642


Abstract

Soft, squashable toys known as squishies have become increasingly popular amongst children. In this study, one such toy was evaluated sensorially by a trained panel and analytically using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/olfactometry (GC-MS/O) after thermal extraction of the sample. Sensory analysis revealed the presence of an intense and unpleasant odour exhibited by the sample. The smell was dominated by almond- and inflatable swimming aid-like, as well as malty and glue-like notes, but also pleasant odours that were described as caramel-like and coconut-like. GC-MS/O analysis identified 2-butoxyethanol, cyclohexanone, γ-nonalactone, and ethyl maltol as being the main causative substances for the overall odour of the product. The data additionally indicated that the pleasant smelling substances γ-nonalactone (coconut-like smell) and ethyl maltol (caramel-like smell) were intentionally added by the manufacturer to mask the unpleasant odour of the solvents.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Büttner, Andrea Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Aroma- und Geruchsforschung
Wiedmer, Christoph
Lehrstuhl für Aroma- und Geruchsforschung


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APA:
Wiedmer, C., & Büttner, A. (2019). Identification and characterisation of odorants in a squishy toy using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/olfactometry after thermal extraction. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00216-019-01860-9

MLA:
Wiedmer, Christoph, and Andrea Büttner. "Identification and characterisation of odorants in a squishy toy using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/olfactometry after thermal extraction." Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2019).

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