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  • n. Any salt or ester of hexanoic acid


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  • Add a few carbon and hydrogen atoms and you get ethyl hexanoate, which has a pineapple smell.

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  • This has meant injecting the scent of a kiwi into oysters (it turns out they both share methyl hexanoate, a chemical with a fruity pineapple-like taste).


  • Following gelation, the surface was activated with 200 μl of a solution containing 1 mM Sulfosuccinimidyl-6 - [4-azido-2-nitrophen ​ ylamino] hexanoate (Sulfo-SANPAH; Pierce, Rockford,

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