Molecule of the Week


May 6, 2013

4-Vinylguaiacol, or 2-methoxy-4-vinylphenol, is the aroma component of buckwheat. The aroma can remind people of apples, spices, peanuts, wine, clove, or curry. Brewing yeasts such as Saccharomyces delbrueckii produce 4-vinylguaiacol to give wheat beers their clove flavor.

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