Greater Houston Section

Guess the Molecule - August 2021

07 Sep 2021 10:42 PM | ACS GHS (Administrator)
I am used to make barrels for aging whiskeys, wines, and brandies. I have 4 isomers found in nature. What compound am I?

Answer: It's whiskey lactone or β-methyl-γ-octalactone!


(3S,4S)-isomer shown

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