Volatile sulphur compounds and thiols

Published by Sally on July 12, 2013

This table shows the data associated with this piece on minerality.

Category Shorthand Longhand Aroma
VSC (implicated in reduction +/or perceived minerality link?) DMS Dimethyl sulphide Quince, truffle
Ditto H2S Hydrogen sulphide Rotten eggs
Ditto Methanethiol Stagnant water, halitosis
Ditto Ethanethiol Onion, rubber
Ditto Diethyl sulphide Ether
Ditto DMS Dimethyl disulphide Quince, asparagus
Varietal thiols in sauvignon blanc (linked with typical fruity notes) 3MH 3-mercaptohexan-1-ol Passionfruit, grapefruit
Ditto 3MHA 3-mercaptohexyl acetate Box, broom
Ditto 4MMP 4-mercapto-4-methylpentan-2-one Box, broom
Other thiols measured E2SA Ethyl-2-sulfanylacetate Baked beans
Ditto BMT Benzenemethanethiol Flinty/mineral
Methoxypyrazine IBMP Isobutyl methoxypyrazine Green pepper

Source: compiled from various sources

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