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Flavor Testing

As Heat-not-burn (Tobacco Heated Products), e-liquids and oral nicotine products continue to evolve, flavorings are becoming a more important component of these products. Labstat offers the most comprehensive flavor testing services in the world to support both product development and regulatory testing.

Flavor Testing Services

Group Instrument Analytes
Group 1 GC-MS (E)-hexen-2-al, (S)-(+)-carvone, 2-, 3- and 4-methoxybenzaldehyde, 2,4-heptadienal, 2-methoxybenzaldehyde, 3-methoxybenzaldehyde, 4-methoxybenzaldehyde, 6-methylcoumarin, acetophenone, benzaldehyde, benzyl alcohol, coumarin, ethyl salicylate, eucalyptol, eugenol, furfural, guaiacol, methyl phenylacetate, methyl vanillin, nonanal, phenylacetaldehyde, piperonal, α-ionone, γ-nonalactone
Group 2 GC-MS (-)-β-citronellol, (S)-limonene, 2,3,5-trimethylpyrazine, 2,5-dimethylpyrazine, 2-ethyl-3,(5 and 6)-dimethylpyrazine, 2-methoxy-4-methylphenol, 4-vinyl guaiacol, 6,10-dimethyl-5,9-undecadien-2-one, benzyl benzoate, ethyl phenylacetate, hexanol, isoamyl phenylacetate, methyl cinnamate, methyl dihydrojasmonate, phenethyl alcohol, phenethyl phenylacetate, sclareolide, trans-β-ionone, γ-decalactone, γ-dodecalactone , γ-hexalactone, γ-octalactone, γ-undecalactone, γ-valerolactone, δ-decalactone, δ-octalactone
Group 3 GC-MS (Z)-β-damascone, 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine, 4-methylacetophenone, 6-methyl-3,5-heptadien-2-one, acetanisole, acetylpyrazine, isophorone, l-carvone, linalool, l-menthone, menthone, methyl salicylate, propenyl guaethol, thymol, trans-3-hexen-1-ol, trans-anethole, β-damascenone, β-ionone
Group 4 GC-MS (R)-limonene, 2,3-diethylpyrazine, 2-ethyl-3-methylpyrazine, 2-heptanone, cinnamyl alcohol, cis-3-hexen-1-ol, ethyl maltol, ethyl vanillin, geraniol, isobutyl alcohol, methyl linolenate, methyl-cyclopentenolone, salicylaldehyde, vanillin, γ-heptalactone
Group 5 GC-MS 2-methylbutyric acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, cinnamaldehyde, decanoic acid, ethyl lactate, farnesol, hexanoic acid, isobutyric acid, isovaleric acid, lauric acid, octanoic acid
Group 6 GC-MS (1R)-(-)-neomenthyl acetate, (1S)-(+)-neomenthyl acetate, 3-methylbutyraldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl formate, bornyl acetate, cis-3-hexenyl formate, citronellol, citronellyl propionate, ethyl butyrate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl hexanoate, ethyl isovalerate, ethyl nonanoate, ethyl propionate, furfuryl acetate, geranyl acetate, geranyl butyrate, geranyl formate, geranyl propionate, hexyl acetate, isoamyl acetate, isoamyl formate, isoamyl hexanoate, isoamyl isovalerate, menthyl acetate, methyl anthranilate, methyl benzoate, methyl trans-cinnamate, neomenthyl acetate, phenethyl acetate, p-tolyl acetate, terpineol, trans-3-hexenyl acetate, α-terpineol, γ-terpineol
Group 7 GC-MS 5-ethyl-3-hydroxy-4-methyl-2(5h)-furanone (EHMF), caffeine, glycyrrhizic acid, maltol, p-anisyl alcohol, raspberry ketone, triethyl citrate
Group 8.1 GC-MS citric acid, levulinic acid, phenylacetic acid
Group 8.2 GC-MS lactic acid
Group 10 GC-MS ethyl acetate
Raspberry Ketone and α-Ionone GC-MS (SIM) raspberry ketone, α-ionone
Peppermint Oil GC-MS (SIM) (R)-limonene, , l-menthone, menthol, menthone isomer, menthyl acetate, neomenthol
Nerol GC-MS (SIM) nerol
Aromatic Flavourants GC-MS (SIM) (-)-terpinen-4-ol, carvone, germacrene D, menthofuran, menthol, pulegone, viridiflorol, α-terpinene, α-terpineol, β-damascenone, β-damascone, γ-decalactone, γ-terpinene, δ-decalactone, δ-dodecalactone
Limonene GC-MS (SIM) (R)-limonene
Group A GC-MS (SIM) butyl acetate, hexanal, isoamyl acetate, octanoic acid
Group C GC-MS (SIM) (R)-limonene, citral A, citral B, citronellyl acetate, methyl cinnamate, methyl salicylate, γ-decalactone, δ-decalactone
Group E GC-MS (SIM) 1-butanol, benzyl acetate, ethyl acetate, furfural, isoamyl acetate, isobutyl acetate, methyl acetate
Group G GC-MS (SIM) 4-methoxybenzaldehyde
Open scan and semi-quantification GC-MS Please contact your representative for more information