volatile organic compounds


Summary: Organic compounds that have a relatively high VAPOR PRESSURE at room temperature.

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  1. Potera C. Scented products emit a bouquet of VOCs. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119:A16 pubmed publisher
  2. Twidle A, Suckling D, Seal A, Fedrizzi B, Pilkington L, Barker D. Identification of in situ flower volatiles from kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis var. deliciosa) cultivars and their male pollenisers in a New Zealand orchard. Phytochemistry. 2017;141:61-69 pubmed publisher
    ..The male 'M56' in particular differed significantly from the female 'Hayward' in four of the six honey bee perceived compounds. ..
  3. Hwang E, Ngo H, Park B, Seo S, Yang J, Yi T. Myrcene, an Aromatic Volatile Compound, Ameliorates Human Skin Extrinsic Aging via Regulation of MMPs Production. Am J Chin Med. 2017;45:1113-1124 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data indicate that myrcene has a potential protective effect on UVB-induced human skin photoaging. Therefore, myrcene might have applications in the skincare industry. ..
  4. Jiménez L, Arriaga S, Munoz R, Aizpuru A. Effect of extended and daily short-term starvation/shut-down events on the performance of a biofilter treating toluene vapors. J Environ Manage. 2017;203:68-75 pubmed publisher
    Industrial emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds are usually discontinuous...
  5. Kücklich M, Möller M, Marcillo A, Einspanier A, Weiß B, Birkemeyer C, et al. Different methods for volatile sampling in mammals. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183440 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, cotton swabs capture compounds which still may contribute to the body odor, e.g. after bacterial fermentation, while profiles from mobile GC-MS include only the most abundant volatiles of the body odor. ..
  6. Singal M, Vitale D, Smith L. Fragranced products and VOCs. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119:A200 pubmed publisher
  7. Mesterton Gibbons M, Dai Y, Goubault M, Hardy I. Volatile Chemical Emission as a Weapon of Rearguard Action: A Game-Theoretic Model of Contest Behavior. Bull Math Biol. 2017;79:2413-2449 pubmed publisher
  8. Niu Y, Yao Z, Xiao Q, Xiao Z, Ma N, Zhu J. Characterization of the key aroma compounds in different light aroma type Chinese liquors by GC-olfactometry, GC-FPD, quantitative measurements, and aroma recombination. Food Chem. 2017;233:204-215 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the correlation between the key aroma compounds, seven sensory attributes and liquor samples was evaluated through partial least-squares regression analysis. ..
  9. Awopeju O, Nemery B, Afolabi O, Poels K, Vanoirbeek J, Obaseki D, et al. Biomass smoke exposure as an occupational risk: cross-sectional study of respiratory health of women working as street cooks in Nigeria. Occup Environ Med. 2017;74:737-744 pubmed publisher
    ..questionnaire in 188 street cooks and 197 control women and by personal diffusive samplers to quantify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a subsample of the women...

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  1. Svedberg U, Johanson G. Occurrence of Fumigants and Hazardous Off-gassing Chemicals in Shipping Containers Arriving in Sweden. Ann Work Expo Health. 2017;61:195-206 pubmed publisher
    ..Adsorbent sampling with GC-MS analysis was useful for confirming volatile organic compounds but was deemed too slow for day-to-day screening...
  2. Samara M, Tang W, Cikach F, Gül Z, Tranchito L, Paschke K, et al. Single exhaled breath metabolomic analysis identifies unique breathprint in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61:1463-4 pubmed publisher
  3. Härtl K, Huang F, Giri A, Franz Oberdorf K, Frotscher J, Shao Y, et al. Glucosylation of Smoke-Derived Volatiles in Grapevine (Vitis vinifera) is Catalyzed by a Promiscuous Resveratrol/Guaiacol Glucosyltransferase. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:5681-5689 pubmed publisher
    ..This knowledge will help to design strategies for managing the risk of producing smoke-affected wines. ..
  4. Baráková D, Klanova J, Chropeňová M, Cupr P. Towards improved comparability of studies addressing atmospheric concentrations of semivolatile organic compounds based on their sequestration in pine needles. Chemosphere. 2017;185:47-55 pubmed publisher
    ..An uptake of these substances by the surface wax as well as their occurrence in the internal structure was of function of the physico-chemical properties of the substances (log Kow, molar weight). ..
  5. Contreras C, Schwab W, Mayershofer M, González Agüero M, Defilippi B. Volatile Compound and Gene Expression Analyses Reveal Temporal and Spatial Production of LOX-Derived Volatiles in Pepino (Solanum muricatum Aiton) Fruit and LOX Specificity. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:6049-6057 pubmed publisher
    ..These genes may account for aroma volatiles in pepino. Here, we discuss the possible roles of individual LOX genes in pepino. ..
  6. Ramírez Guízar S, Sykes H, Perry J, Schwalbe E, Stanforth S, Perez Perez M, et al. A chromatographic approach to distinguish Gram-positive from Gram-negative bacteria using exogenous volatile organic compound metabolites. J Chromatogr A. 2017;1501:79-88 pubmed publisher
    ..The developed methodology has the potential to be applied for clinical and food applications. ..
  7. Stefanuto P, Perrault K, Dubois L, L Homme B, Allen C, Loughnane C, et al. Advanced method optimization for volatile aroma profiling of beer using two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. 2017;1507:45-52 pubmed publisher
    The complex mixture of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the headspace of Trappist and craft beers was studied to illustrate the efficiency of thermal desorption (TD) comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-..
  8. Zhu J, Chaudhury M, Durso L, Sagel A, Skoda S, Jelvez Serra N, et al. Semiochemicals released from five bacteria identified from animal wounds infested by primary screwworms and their effects on fly behavioral activity. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179090 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified volatile chemicals released from the inoculated blood and other selected media over time and assessed the effect of those chemicals on behavioral activity of adult screwworm flies...
  9. Lazazzara V, Perazzolli M, Pertot I, Biasioli F, Puopolo G, Cappellin L. Growth media affect the volatilome and antimicrobial activity against Phytophthora infestans in four Lysobacter type strains. Microbiol Res. 2017;201:52-62 pubmed publisher
    Bacterial volatile organic compounds (VOCs) play important ecological roles in soil microbial interactions. Lysobacter spp...
  10. Qiu X, Duan L, Cai S, Yu Q, Wang S, Chai F, et al. Effect of current emission abatement strategies on air quality improvement in China: A case study of Baotou, a typical industrial city in Inner Mongolia. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;57:383-390 pubmed publisher
    ..The total emissions of SO2, NOX, PM2.5 and NMVOC (non-methane volatile organic compounds) in Baotou were 211.2Gg, 156.1Gg, 28.8Gg, and 48...
  11. Doherty B, Kwok R, Curry M, Ekenga C, Chambers D, Sandler D, et al. Associations between blood BTEXS concentrations and hematologic parameters among adult residents of the U.S. Gulf States. Environ Res. 2017;156:579-587 pubmed publisher
    ..However, evidence of such effects outside of occupational settings and for other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is limited...
  12. Awad P, Athes V, Decloux M, Ferrari G, Snakkers G, Raguenaud P, et al. Evolution of Volatile Compounds during the Distillation of Cognac Spirit. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:7736-7748 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings give important indications to professional distillers in order to enhance the product's quality. ..
  13. Pang X, Cao J, Wang D, Qiu J, Kong F. Identification of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) Volatiles and Localization of Aroma-Active Constituents by GC-Olfactometry. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:4140-4145 pubmed publisher
  14. Qazimi B, Stefkov G, Karapandzova M, Cvetkovikj I, Kulevanova S. Aroma compounds of mountain tea (Sideritis scardica and S. raeseri) from western Balkan. Nat Prod Commun. 2014;9:1369-72 pubmed
    ..Furthermore there was almost no difference in the chemical profiles of the aroma compounds between S. scardica and S. raeseri, except for 1- octen-3-ol, which was present only in fresh S. scardica...
  15. Shokry E, Pereira J, Marques Júnior J, da Cunha P, Noronha Filho A, da Silva J, et al. Earwax metabolomics: An innovative pilot metabolic profiling study for assessing metabolic changes in ewes during periparturition period. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183538 pubmed publisher
    ..Then, a range of metabolites including volatile organic compounds (VOC), amino acids (AA), and minerals were profiled and quantified in the samples by applying headspace ..
  16. İşleten Hoşoğlu M. Aroma characterization of five microalgae species using solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/olfactometry. Food Chem. 2018;240:1210-1218 pubmed publisher
  17. Das P, Morawo T, Fadamiro H. Plant-associated odor perception and processing in two parasitoid species with different degrees of host specificity: Implications for host location strategies. J Insect Physiol. 2017;101:169-177 pubmed publisher
    ..These differences in detection and coding of single compounds and mixtures may impact host location strategies in the two parasitoid species. ..
  18. Teh B, Lim K, Yong C, Ng C, Rao S, Rajasegaran V, et al. The draft genome of tropical fruit durian (Durio zibethinus). Nat Genet. 2017;49:1633-1641 pubmed publisher
    ..The durian genome provides a resource for tropical fruit biology and agronomy...
  19. Cipolla M, Izzotti A, Ansaldi F, Durando P, Piccardo M. Volatile Organic Compounds in Anatomical Pathology Wards: Comparative and Qualitative Assessment of Indoor Airborne Pollution. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    The impact of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on indoor air quality and on human health is widely recognized...
  20. Calasso M, Mancini L, de Angelis M, Conte A, Costa C, Del Nobile M, et al. Multiple microbial cell-free extracts improve the microbiological, biochemical and sensory features of ewes' milk cheese. Food Microbiol. 2017;66:129-140 pubmed publisher
    ..As shown by GC/MS analysis, the levels of several volatile organic compounds were significantly (P < 0.05) lower in CC than in CFE-supplemented cheeses...
  21. Bracco D, Donatelli F. Volatile agents for ICU sedation?. Intensive Care Med. 2011;37:895-7 pubmed publisher
  22. Koziel J, Nguyen L, Glanville T, Ahn H, Frana T, Hans van Leeuwen J. Method for sampling and analysis of volatile biomarkers in process gas from aerobic digestion of poultry carcasses using time-weighted average SPME and GC-MS. Food Chem. 2017;232:799-807 pubmed publisher
    ..spectrometry and time-weighted averaging, was developed and validated for tracking marker volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted during aerobic digestion of biohazardous animal tissue...
  23. Ma Y, Shi Y, Hou D, Zhang X, Chen J, Wang Z, et al. Treatability of volatile chlorinated hydrocarbon-contaminated soils of different textures along a vertical profile by mechanical soil aeration: A laboratory test. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;54:328-335 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings provide a potential basis for optimizing soil remediation strategy in a cost-effective manner. ..
  24. Nakajima S, Takai M, Hayashi C, Tsuno T, Endo Y. Autoxidation of Fish Oil Blended with Rice Bran Oil. J Oleo Sci. 2017;66:573-577 pubmed publisher
    ..Especially, the level of propanal and acrolein and peroxide value were remarkably decreased when blending more than 75% of rice bran oil. Blending of rice bran oil improved the oxidative and flavor stabilities of fish oil. ..
  25. Sá J, Branco P, Alvim Ferraz M, Martins F, Sousa S. Evaluation of Low-Cost Mitigation Measures Implemented to Improve Air Quality in Nursery and Primary Schools. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..Continuous measurements of CO₂, CO, NO₂, O₃, CH₂O, total volatile organic compounds (VOC), PM₁, PM2...
  26. Amini H, Hosseini V, Schindler C, Hassankhany H, Yunesian M, Henderson S, et al. Spatiotemporal description of BTEX volatile organic compounds in a Middle Eastern megacity: Tehran Study of Exposure Prediction for Environmental Health Research (Tehran SEPEHR). Environ Pollut. 2017;226:219-229 pubmed publisher
    The spatiotemporal variability of ambient volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in Tehran, Iran, is not well understood...
  27. Mellors T, Rees C, Wieland Alter W, von Reyn C, Hill J. The volatile molecule signature of four mycobacteria species. J Breath Res. 2017;11:031002 pubmed publisher
  28. Suckling D, El Sayed A. Caterpillar-Induced Plant Volatiles Attract Adult Tortricidae. J Chem Ecol. 2017;43:487-492 pubmed publisher
    Binary and ternary combinations of volatile organic compounds identified earlier from caterpillar-infested apple foliage caught more than one thousand individuals of both sexes of several adult tortricid leafroller species in several days ..
  29. Zang X, Liang W, Chang Q, Wu T, Wang C, Wang Z. Determination of volatile organic compounds in pen inks by a dynamic headspace needle trap device combined with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr A. 2017;1513:27-34 pubmed publisher
    Some harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as methylbenzene, ethylbenzene, xylene, chlorobenzene and bromobenzene, are the commonly found chemicals in pen inks...
  30. Asakawa Y, Ludwiczuk A, Sakurai K, Tomiyama K, Kawakami Y, Yaguchi Y. Comparative Study on Volatile Compounds of Alpinia japonica and Elettaria cardamomum. J Oleo Sci. 2017;66:871-876 pubmed publisher
    ..japonica and E. cardamomum were 99% of (1S,4R)-(+)-form. Camphor in A. japonica is composed of a mixture of (1R,4R)-(+)-form (94.3%) and (1S,4S)-(-)-form (5.7%). On the other hand, E. cardamomum produced only (1R,4R)-(+)-camphor (99%). ..
  31. Dubois L, Perrault K, Stefanuto P, Koschinski S, Edwards M, McGregor L, et al. Thermal desorption comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to variable-energy electron ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for monitoring subtle changes in volatile organic compound profiles of human blood. J Chromatogr A. 2017;1501:117-127 pubmed publisher
  32. Wright C, Setzer W. Characterization of volatiles of necrotic Stenocereus thurberi and Opuntia littoralis and toxicity and olfactory preference of Drosophila melanogster, D. mojavensis wrigleyi, and D. mojavensis sonorensis to necrotic cactus volatiles. Nat Prod Commun. 2014;9:1185-92 pubmed
    ..m. sonorensis, while D. m. sonorensis demonstrated a greater preference for hexadecane, octanoic acid, and oleic acid than did D. m. wrigleyi. ..
  33. Li H, Xu W, Xu W, Zhang Y, Chu K, Chen L, et al. [Research on volatile components of gualou guizhi decoction and its components in rat brain by GC-MS]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2014;39:1509-15 pubmed
    ..Adminstrated with GLGZD, the results point out that volatile components in the brain play a neuroprotective role through passing the brain. ..
  34. Romero I, García González D, Aparicio Ruiz R, Morales M. Study of Volatile Compounds of Virgin Olive Oils with 'Frostbitten Olives' Sensory Defect. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:4314-4320 pubmed publisher
    ..These results on volatiles explain the existence of two sensory profiles associated with the 'frostbitten olives' defect. ..
  35. Pelletier M, Bonvallot N, Glorennec P. Aggregating exposures & cumulating risk for semivolatile organic compounds: A review. Environ Res. 2017;158:649-659 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, both approaches - exposure aggregation and cumulative risk - rely on simple assumptions. Nevertheless, they allow uncertainty to be reduced, in comparison with source-by-source or chemical-by-chemical approaches. ..
  36. Colombo P, Flamini G, Rodondi G, Giuliani C, Santagostini L, Fico G. Phytochemistry of European Primula species. Phytochemistry. 2017;143:132-144 pubmed publisher
    ..the morphology and function of glandular trichomes in relation to the production of flavonoids and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The use of Primula in folk medicine is described in the literature...
  37. Monasta L, Pierobon C, Princivalle A, Martelossi S, Marcuzzi A, Pasini F, et al. Inflammatory bowel disease and patterns of volatile organic compounds in the exhaled breath of children: A case-control study using Ion Molecule Reaction-Mass Spectrometry. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184118 pubmed publisher
    ..study was to investigate whether the alveolar air of pediatric patients with IBD presents a specific volatile organic compounds' (VOCs) pattern when compared to controls...
  38. Arnold C. Vaping and health: what do we know about e-cigarettes?. Environ Health Perspect. 2014;122:A244-9 pubmed publisher
  39. Milet Pinheiro P, Ayasse M, Dobson H, Schlindwein C, Francke W, Dötterl S. The chemical basis of host-plant recognition in a specialized bee pollinator. J Chem Ecol. 2013;39:1347-60 pubmed
    ..We conclude that highly specific floral volatiles play a key role in host-flower recognition by this pollen-specialist bee, and discuss our findings into the broader context of host-recognition in oligolectic bees. ..
  40. Wilson C, Davies N, Corkrey R, Wilson A, Mathews A, Westmore G. Receiver Operating Characteristic curve analysis determines association of individual potato foliage volatiles with onion thrips preference, cultivar and plant age. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181831 pubmed publisher
    ..These data could be used to inform breeding programs for selection of T. tabaci resistance to assist with TSWV management, and biological testing of novel thrips management compounds. ..
  41. Sun X, Zhang X, Wu G, Li X, Liu F, Xin Z, et al. n-Pentacosane Acts as both Contact and Volatile Pheromone in the tea Weevil, Myllocerinus aurolineatus. J Chem Ecol. 2017;43:557-562 pubmed publisher
    ..aurolineatus. Further results from the Y-tube olfactometer bioassays showed that n-pentacosane also acts as a volatile attractant. Our results greatly improve our understanding of the chemical ecology of M. aurolineatus. ..
  42. Moridi P, Atabi F, Nouri J, Yarahmadi R. Selection of optimized air pollutant filtration technologies for petrochemical industries through multiple-attribute decision-making. J Environ Manage. 2017;197:456-463 pubmed publisher
    ..were used to rank air pollution control technologies designed to eliminate particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and ammonia (NH3)...
  43. Padhi S, Gokhale S. Treatment of gaseous volatile organic compounds using a rotating biological filter. Bioresour Technol. 2017;244:270-280 pubmed publisher
    ..filter (RBF), which provides higher oxygen mass transfer has been developed for treating gaseous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as BTEX (Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) at higher concentrations...
  44. Yu T, Zhang X, Zhong L, Cui Q, Hu X, Li B, et al. The use of a 0.20 ?m particulate matter filter decreases cytotoxicity in lung epithelial cells following air-liquid interface exposure to motorcycle exhaust. Environ Pollut. 2017;227:287-295 pubmed publisher
    ..The concentrations of PM, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, total hydrocarbons (THC), total volatile organic compounds, and nitrogen oxides in both filtered ME (fME) by a 0...
  45. Zhang X, Xue Z, Li H, Yan L, Yang Y, Wang Y, et al. Ambient volatile organic compounds pollution in China. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;55:69-75 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are important precursors to the formation of ground-level ozone and hence photochemical smog...
  46. Oliveira M, Slezakova K, Delerue Matos C, Pereira M, Morais S. Indoor air quality in preschools (3- to 5-year-old children) in the Northeast of Portugal during spring-summer season: pollutants and comfort parameters. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2017;80:740-755 pubmed publisher
    ..This investigation determined the concentrations of particulate matter (PM)2.5, total volatile organic compounds (TVOC), formaldehyde, carbon monoxide (CO), and ozone (O3) as well as the levels of carbon ..
  47. Xie X, Dennis Tolley H, Lee M. Concentrically packed high flow air sampler for parts-per-trillion volatile and semi-volatile organica compounds. J Chromatogr A. 2017;1502:1-7 pubmed publisher
    Rapid determination of trace level (parts-per-trillion) volatile organic compounds cannot always be achieved with conventional analytical techniques...
  48. Colzi I, Taiti C, Marone E, Magnelli S, Gonnelli C, Mancuso S. Covering the different steps of the coffee processing: Can headspace VOC emissions be exploited to successfully distinguish between Arabica and Robusta?. Food Chem. 2017;237:257-263 pubmed publisher
    ..b>volatile organic compounds (VOC) spectra from coffee samples of 7 Arabica and 6 Robusta commercial stocks were recorded and ..
  49. Nascimento M, Vicente V, Bittencourt J, Gelinski J, Prenafeta Boldú F, Romero Güiza M, et al. Diversity of opportunistic black fungi on babassu coconut shells, a rich source of esters and hydrocarbons. Fungal Biol. 2017;121:488-500 pubmed publisher
    ..of black yeast-like fungi present on babassu coconut shells, a substrate rich in lipids and several volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including aromatic hydrocarbons...
  50. Kuś P, Jerkovic I, Marijanović Z, Tuberoso C. Screening of Polish Fir Honeydew Honey Using GC/MS, HPLC-DAD, and Physical-Chemical Parameters: Benzene Derivatives and Terpenes as Chemical Markers. Chem Biodivers. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..Protocatechuic acid may be a potential marker of FFH regardless of the geographical origin. ..
  51. Lv C, Chen L, Fu P, Yang N, Liu Q, Xu Y, et al. Simultaneous quantification of 11 active constituents in Shexiang Baoxin Pill by ultraperformance convergence chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2017;1052:135-141 pubmed publisher
    ..This work presents an exemplary study for quality control of complex samples, especially for TCMs. ..
  52. Moliterno A, Martins C, Szczerbowski D, Zawadneak M, Zarbin P. The Male Produced Aggregation Pheromone of a Strawberry Sap Beetle, Lobiopa insularis (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). J Chem Ecol. 2017;43:550-556 pubmed publisher
    ..Because of its efficiency and low cost, a mixture of 2-undecanone and 2-nonanone is recommended to catch adult L. insularis in the field. ..
  53. Pragadheesh V, Chanotiya C, Rastogi S, Shasany A. Scent from Jasminum grandiflorum flowers: Investigation of the change in linalool enantiomers at various developmental stages using chemical and molecular methods. Phytochemistry. 2017;140:83-94 pubmed publisher
    ..grandiflorum. This enantiomeric change also leads to the difference in flower aroma. Furthermore, this is probably the reason behind consumer's acceptance for jasmine buds rather than bloomed flowers in cut flower segments. ..