Carbocations and the Complex Flavor and Bouquet of Wine: Mechanistic Aspects of Terpene Biosynthesis in Wine Grapes, invited contribution to special issue on wine chemistry

Henry B Wedler, Ryan P Pemberton, Dean J Tantillo: Carbocations and the Complex Flavor and Bouquet of Wine: Mechanistic Aspects of Terpene Biosynthesis in Wine Grapes. In: Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20 (6), pp. 10781-10792, 2015, ISSN: 1420-3049, (molecules200610781[PII]).

Abstract

Computational chemistry approaches for studying the formation of terpenes/terpenoids in wines are presented, using five particular terpenes/terpenoids (1,8-cineole, $alpha$-ylangene, botrydial, rotundone, and the wine lactone), volatile compounds (or their precursors) found in wine and/or wine grapes, as representative examples. Through these examples, we show how modern computational quantum chemistry can be employed as an effective tool for assessing the validity of proposed mechanisms for terpene/terpenoid formation.

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@article{Wedler2015d,
title = {Carbocations and the Complex Flavor and Bouquet of Wine: Mechanistic Aspects of Terpene Biosynthesis in Wine Grapes},
author = {Henry B Wedler and Ryan P Pemberton and Dean J Tantillo},
url = {https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules200610781},
doi = {10.3390/molecules200610781},
issn = {1420-3049},
year  = {2015},
date = {2015-06-11},
journal = {Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)},
volume = {20},
number = {6},
pages = {10781-10792},
publisher = {MDPI},
abstract = {Computational chemistry approaches for studying the formation of terpenes/terpenoids in wines are presented, using five particular terpenes/terpenoids (1,8-cineole, $alpha$-ylangene, botrydial, rotundone, and the wine lactone), volatile compounds (or their precursors) found in wine and/or wine grapes, as representative examples. Through these examples, we show how modern computational quantum chemistry can be employed as an effective tool for assessing the validity of proposed mechanisms for terpene/terpenoid formation.},
note = {molecules200610781[PII]},
keywords = {aroma, biosynthesis, cyclohexanols, eucalyptol, flavoring agents, fruit, humans, mechanism, metabolism, monoterpenes, quantum chemistry, sesquiterpenes, taste, terpene, vitis, wine},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {article}
}

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