Molecule of the Week
This molecule was originally selected on July 12, 2004.
Regarding this week’s selected substance:
The nose knows. S(+)-carvone (shown
here), a naturally occurring compound found in caraway seeds and
mandarin orange peel oil, smells like caraway. Its mirror image, R(–)-carvone,
is extracted from spearmint and kuromoji oils and smells like spearmint.
Gingergrass oil contains a mixture of both enantiomers.
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