Issue Date: February 5, 2007
Newscripts describes a chewing gum that contains aroma chemicals such as geraniol and linalool that are released from the skin after consumption (C&EN, Nov. 13, 2006, page 48). Two weeks earlier, "What's That Stuff?" discussed the insect-repellant properties of citronella oil, properties of which are attributed to monoterpenes (C&EN, Oct. 30, 2006, page 42). Might it be possible to formulate an insect-repellant chewing gum?
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