Radicaloid-type oxidative decomposition of beer bittering agents revealed.


trans-Isohumulones, dihydroisohumulones, tetrahydroisohumulones, and humulinones, which are important hop-derived flavor components of beer, were found, by using electrolysis of organic solutions, to be stable against oxidation, like weak acids; however, they are readily oxidized in their anionic forms as present in beer. Oxygen- and carbon-centered… (More)