Flavour interactions in aqueous solutions of an aldehyde, a ketone and a carboxylic acid
2009 (English)Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Flavour impressions of aqueous solutions of nonanoic acid, octan-2-one and octanal were investigated. In a pre-study, the psychophysical functions of single component solutions were estimated and good agreements to Fechner’s law were obtained. The findings guided the choice of concentrations used in the main flavour interaction study. In this study, binary mixture interactions of nonanoic acid – octanal and octan-2-one – octanal were investigated in terms of perceived intensity and quality. Ten assessors judged the mixture solutions for flavour intensity by applying a free magnitude estimation procedure and describing their perceived quality impressions. The five assessors who were able to describe the perceived qualities in a consistent and logic way considered both mixtures being heterogeneous. Only three assessors scored intensities of the included single component solutions well in agreement with Fechner’s law. These three assessors’ intensity scorings of the mixtures did not deviate from those of a hypothetic additive model in a clear way. The intensity scorings of most of the other assessors were strongly dominated by one of the two components whereas some assessor did not score systematic at all.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17337DiVA: diva2:208690