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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.
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,