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Post-mortem volatiles of vertebrate tissue
The possibility of an existence of a time-dependent core volatile pattern, which could be used for applications in areas such as forensics or food science, is discussed and possible microbial interactions that might alter the process of decay are highlighted. Expand
Decaying Mouse Volatiles Perceived by Calliphora vicina Rob.‐Desv.
Electroantennographic experiments with female Calliphora vicina antennae led to the identification of dimethyl trisulfide, dimethyl disulfide and nonanal as core volatiles for cadaver detection or postmortem time determination and their correlation to the stages of decay and the accumulated degree days are discussed. Expand
Volatile Emission of Decomposing Pig Carcasses (Sus scrofa domesticus L.) as an Indicator for the Postmortem Interval
This study aimed at correlating selected carcass borne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with the postmortem interval (PMI) and the observed stages of decay and the limitations of this model were discussed. Expand
The olfaction of a fire beetle leads to new concepts for early fire warning systems
Abstract The European fire beetle Melanophila cuspidata oviposits on stems damaged by fire to provide its xylophagous larvae with nutrition. We investigated the beetle's ability to estimate theExpand
Effect of some treatments on emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from chips used in pellets making processes
Abstract Emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from wood during processing to pellets – significance of wood extractives. Cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin are the main components of theExpand
Substitution pattern elucidation of hydroxypropyl Pinus pinaster (Ait.) bark polyflavonoid derivatives by ESI(-)-MS/MS.
The results showed that P. pinaster bark CTs possess structural homogeneity in terms of monomeric units (C(15), catechin), and a high structural heterogeneity of the modified oligomers was detected. Expand
Volatile Combustion Products of Wood Attract Acanthocnemus nigricans (Coleoptera: Acanthocnemidae)
Abundances of beetles caught in traps baited with a mixture of the most attractive volatiles showed only a trend to higher numbers, and these results are discussed with respect to weather conditions and complementing infrared perception of the pyrophilic beetles. Expand
Insect olfaction as an information filter for chemo-analytical applications
The results gained by the investigation of the odor profile of decaying vertrebrates allowed a correlation between PMI and volatile profile that can be used by police forces as an additional indicator of the PMI, and complement the knowledge on the behavior of these beetles. Expand
Modification of condensed tannins: from polyphenol chemistry to materials engineering
Condensed tannins (CTs) are high molar mass polyphenolic bio-polymers based on flavonol units. CTs have been well-studied due to their respective biological activity. However, the application of CTsExpand
Synthesis of maleilated polyflavonoids and lignin as functional bio-based building-blocks
Abstract Polyflavonoids and lignin from Pinus radiata (D. Don.) biomass were esterified with maleic anhydride by several synthesis pathways (22 °C, 24 h). Influence of the solvent (dimethylformamideExpand