SCA Esters

The sweet flower odors and tasty fruit flavors are borne out of a complex biochemicals where esters are dominant. Esters are organic compounds made by combining an alcohol with an organic acid. Volatile esters have common use in fragrances, which makes suitable for commercial use as active ingredients in essential oils and pheromones. They also find commercial application in artificial flavoring. The esters of SCA acids and selected alcohols can have important applications in food flavoring, cosmetics and even medicines. For instance, citronellyl formate, acetate, propionate, or butyrate are used in relatively large amounts in the food, beverages, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. Other interesting esters such as butyl levulinate can introduce several food flavors including bacon, butter, chocolate, cherry, honeydew and melon. Hence, responsibly produced SCA esters will add value and sustainability to the artificial flavor, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.

SCA esters are currently under development and will be available in January of 2021.