Springer Handbook of Odor

  • Andrea Buettner

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SPRINGERHAND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-2
  2. Wilhelm Pickenhagen
    Pages 5-6
  3. Molecular Aspects and Formation Pathways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-8
    2. Matthias Wüst
      Pages 9-10
    3. Nicolas Baldovini, Jean-Jacques Filippi
      Pages 11-12
    4. Johannes Niebler
      Pages 13-14
  4. Food and Flavors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-20
    2. Chahan Yeretzian
      Pages 21-22
    3. Michael Dresel
      Pages 23-24
    4. Philippe Darriet, Alexandre Pons
      Pages 25-26
    5. Anne Plotto, Jinhe Bai, Elisabeth Baldwin
      Pages 27-28
    6. Jane K. Parker
      Pages 29-30
    7. Eric Frérot
      Pages 31-32
    8. Gary Reineccius
      Pages 33-34
    9. Anne-Marie Seuvre, Andrée Voilley
      Pages 35-36
    10. Christian Salles, Ofir Benjamin
      Pages 37-38
    11. Michael Czerny
      Pages 41-42
  5. Analytics, Sensor Technology and Human-Sensory Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-46

About this book


The Springer Handbook of Odor is the definitive guide to all aspects related to the study of smell and their impact on human life. For the first time, this handbook aligns the senso-chemo-analytical characterization of everyday smells encountered by mankind, with the elucidation of perceptual, hedonic, behavioral and physiological responses of humans to such odors. From birth onwards we learn to interact with our environment using our sense of smell. Moreover, evolutionary processes have engendered a multi-faceted communication that is supported – even dominated – by olfaction. 

This compilation examines the responses of humans to odors at different stages of life, thereby building a foundation for a widely overseen area of research with broader ramifications for human life. The expert international authors and editor align aspects, concepts, methodologies and perspectives from a broad range of different disciplines related to the science of smell. These include chemistry, physiology, psychology, material sciences, technology but also disciplines related to linguistics, culture, art and design.

This handbook, edited by an internationally renowned aroma scientist with the support of an outstanding team of over 60 authors, is an authoritative reference for researchers in the field of odors both in academia and in industry and is also a useful reference for newcomers to the area.


Fragrant Materials Intranasal Trigeminal System Multisensory Integration Odor Emissions Odor Valence Perception Odorant Design Odorant Properties Olfactometry Olfactory Subsystems Perireceptor Events aromatherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Buettner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut for Process Engineering and PackagingFreisingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26932-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26930-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26932-0
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