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n.1.(Chem.) A hot, acrid, oily liquid, accompanying many alcoholic liquors (as potato whisky, corn whisky, etc.), as an undesirable ingredient, and consisting of several of the higher alcohols and compound ethers, but mostly of amyl alcohol;
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com/prnh/20130307/600769) Fusel Oil (CAS 8013-75-0): Market Research Report 2014 presents comprehensive data on fusel oil markets globally and regionally (Europe, Asia, North America etc.
The first [five] percent of the run, aka the foreshots or heads, contains large amounts of cogeners, or volatile chemical compounds such as acetone, aldehydes, esters, and fusel oils.
Tyrosol, tryptophol and phenylethanol are phenolic compounds or fusel alcohols formed via the Ehrlich pathway by yeast metabolism.
Hazelwood LA, Daran JM, van Maris AJA, Pronk JT and JR Dickinson The Ehrlich Pathway for Fusel Alcohol Production: a Century of Research on Saccharomyces cerevisiae Metabolism.
Boozy, smoky, nose, you can smell the fusel alcohol," said Ernie Adamo.
The two products, which are chemically identical, differ only in the amount of poisonous fusel oils they contain.
These byproducts are called "congeners," complex organic molecules with toxic effects including acetone, acetaldehyde, fusel oil, tannins, and furfural.
In presentations, she'll use Cruzan's barrel samples, types of molasses, even examples of fusel oils to show what actually goes on in the production of rum, and what the raw products and byproducts are like.
Mike Fusel claimed the honours with the ball with three for 15, and D Fussell took two for 14.
Explain the grains sink to the bottom, taking with it fusel oils and other poisons.
Commercial processes for the production of isoamyl alcohol include fractionation of fusel oils, chlorination of [C.
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