Molecule of the Week

cis-Pellitorin

April 20, 2009

cis-Pellitorin is a pungent flavoring agent isolated from the tarragon plant (Artemisia dracunculus L.). It is used to give a prickly, “hot” taste to foods and oral hygiene products. A new synthesis of cis-pellitorin is described in Patent Watch for March 9, 2009.



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