Identification of aroma compounds of <i>Vitis vinifera</i> L. flowers by SPME GC-MS analysis

  • M. G. Barbagallo
  • A. Pisciotta
  • F. Saiano
Keywords: grapevine, flowering, sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes

Abstract

Using a gas chromatographic method (GC-MSanalysis), it was possible to determine the volatile constituent of an odorous flower from Vitis vinifera varieties growing in Sicily. More than 50 compounds were identified and the technique allowed us to determine that sesquiterpenes, as well as monoterpenes such as limonene and cymene, were the principal components. The odour-profiles allowed us to distinguish between variety groups or even single varieties.

 

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2015-03-24
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