Dose-addition of individual odorants in the odor detection of binary mixtures.

@article{ComettoMuiz2003DoseadditionOI,
  title={Dose-addition of individual odorants in the odor detection of binary mixtures.},
  author={J. Enrique Cometto-Mu{\~n}iz and William Cain and Michael H. Abraham},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 1},
  pages={95-105}
}
In a series of experiments, we have explored the rules of olfactory detection agonism between the odorants butyl acetate and toluene. First, we obtained the concentration-detection function for the odor of the individual compounds. Second, we selected the concentrations of the two substances producing three levels of detectability (low, medium, and high) and, for each level, tested the comparative detectability of the two single chemicals and three mixtures of varying proportions. In each case… CONTINUE READING