Patent Number: 6,165,517

Title: Process for preparing acetophenone, products produced therefrom and organoleptic uses of said products

Abstract: A process for producing acetephenone from a source of cinnamic acid is carried out with high amounts of oxygen and sugar in the presence of a bacteria species. Fragrance compositions and foodstuff compositions are augmented and enhanced by the presence of the product compound.

Inventors: Farbood; Mohamad I. (State College, PA), Kim; Augustine Yonghwi (Morganville, NJ), Blocker; Robert W. (Brick, NJ)

Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

International Classification: C12P 7/24 (20060101); C12P 7/26 (20060101); A23L 001/23 (); A23L 002/56 (); C12P 007/24 (); C12R 001/01 (); C12R 001/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017