Flavors and fragrances from Kuraray - for the scent of nature

Which fragrance do you prefer: fresh lemon, berry and forest fruits or natural cocoa? Kuraray offers various unique terpenoids that can be used to make synthetic aroma chemicals. Citral, for example, offers a fresh lemon fragrance - and it is also one of the most important raw materials for the production of a wide range of aroma chemicals with the scent of oranges or lilies. In addition to citral, our portfolio includes isoprenol, isovaleraldehyde and prenol. These substances can be converted into a variety of authentically scented flavors - from blueberries and blackberries to coffee, tomatoes, grapes and even white bread.

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Isoprenol, also known as 3-methyl-3-butene-1-ol, is a hemiterpene alcohol. It is a clear, colourless liquid produced industrially as an intermediate to 3-methyl-2-butene-1-ol (prenol). It is used as a building block for aromatic chemicals and pharmaceutical active ingredients.

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Prenol (3-methyl-2-butene-1-ol) is one of the simplest terpenoids. It is a clear, colourless oil that is reasonably soluble in water and miscible with most common organic solvents. It is a key intermediate for the production of a wide range of artificial aroma chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Prenol has a fruity odour and occurs naturally in citrus fruits, cranberries, bilberries, currants, grapes, raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, white bread, hop oil, coffee, arctic brambles, cloudberries and passion fruit.

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