Esters Produced by Chalaropsis thielavioides

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Science  25 Mar 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3404, pp. 933-934
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3404.933


Chalaropsis thielavioides, a filamnentous fungus. produces a characteristic ester-like aroma on potato dextrose broth. By gas-liquid chromatographic techniques, the major aroma-producing substances have been identified as isobutyl and ethyl acetate. Lesser amounts of isoamyl acetate, ethanol, and methanol were also present.