Volatile congeners in alcoholic beverages: analysis and forensic significance

  title={Volatile congeners in alcoholic beverages: analysis and forensic significance},
  author={Adriana Jung and Harald Jung and Volker Auw{\"a}rter and Stefan Pollak and A. M. Farr and Lazlo Hecser and Alexandru Schiopu},
  journal={Romanian Journal of Legal Medicine},
Beside ethyl alcohol, the major active component of alcoholic beverages, almost all drinks contain volatile and non-volatile substances called congeners. They have various pharmacological effects and are present in different concentrations depending on beverage type and manufacturing methods. We analyzed volatile congeners in five samples of Romanian home-made plum spirits collected from four Transylvanian counties were double distillation is used after fruits fermentation, by a GC method… 

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