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Asked 4th Apr, 2015

Can anyone recommend a database of odour and aroma thresholds for volatile compounds?

I am particularly interested in volatile compounds presents in food products. I would appreciate any information you could give me, specially if there are online-available databases.

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8th Aug, 2018
Bridget Clemenza
Firmenich
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7th Jul, 2015
Jacek A Koziel
Iowa State University
Hello Roberto Julio,
There are couple of resources available besides Leffigwell.com
1. Devos et al (1990) book is excellent.  (Devos, M., Patte, F., Roualt, J., Laffort, P. and Van Gemert, L.J. (1990) Standardized Human Olfactory Thresholds.
Then, you could also consider additional resources:
2. Y. Nagata, Measurement of odor threshold by triangle odor bag method, Bull.
Jpn. Environ. Sanit. Center 17 (2003) 77–89. This reference is also available here:
 3. Flavornet:
I hope it helps,
Jacek
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4th Apr, 2015
Jorge Ruiz Carrascal
Universidad de Extremadura
4th Apr, 2015
Jorge Ruiz Carrascal
Universidad de Extremadura
7th Jul, 2015
Jacek A Koziel
Iowa State University
Hello Roberto Julio,
There are couple of resources available besides Leffigwell.com
1. Devos et al (1990) book is excellent.  (Devos, M., Patte, F., Roualt, J., Laffort, P. and Van Gemert, L.J. (1990) Standardized Human Olfactory Thresholds.
Then, you could also consider additional resources:
2. Y. Nagata, Measurement of odor threshold by triangle odor bag method, Bull.
Jpn. Environ. Sanit. Center 17 (2003) 77–89. This reference is also available here:
 3. Flavornet:
I hope it helps,
Jacek
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7th Jul, 2015
Ceruti Roberto Julio
Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Dear Jacek, 
Thank you very much for your answer, I found a lot of information followings the links you put here
Roberto
6th Jun, 2016
Ceruti Roberto Julio
Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Thank you very much, Sophie
6th Jun, 2018
Anton Philip van Harreveld
Odournet Group
Dear Julio,
We have just launched a new digital resource for odour thresholds, clearly classified as to quality levels. See also a report that enters into quality of OT values: https://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/609200001.pdf
8th Aug, 2018
Bridget Clemenza
Firmenich
Dear Daniel,
It may not be the ideal database, but I personally like GoodScents.com.
If you have a particular compound of interest, you can put in a search and get some odor and taste descriptors, recommended usage level and a qualitative, 'high,' 'medium,' 'low,' impact level.
If you do find a good database, please share.
I would greatly appreciate it.
Kindest Regards,
Bridget
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