Possible applications of quantitative property-activity, and structure- activity, relationships to flavour research. part i. introduction and background.
Property/activity relationships may be useful in predicting thresholds in series of compounds of similar structure or taste, and simplify the storage and recall of flavour data. Some simple relationships between flavour threshold concentrations and molecular weight are developed for homologous series of compounds in beer to illustrate the approach.
Keywords: flavour physiology taste test