ADVERTISEMENT
2 /3 FREE ARTICLES LEFT THIS MONTH Remaining
Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.

If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.

ENJOY UNLIMITED ACCES TO C&EN

Biotechnology

Givaudan makes Ambrofix-brand ambroxide with microbes

by Melody M. Bomgardner
November 9, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 44

 

09744-buscon11-ambroxide.jpg

Flavor and fragrance maker Givaudan says it is producing its amber- and woody-scented Ambrofix via fermentation from cane sugar. The fragrance ingredient, known generically as ambroxide, is used in consumer products like laundry detergents and fine fragrances. Givaudan claims that its method is the most sustainable and carbon efficient on the market. In 2016, rival Firmenich said it had scaled up a fermentation process for its own molecule, branded Ambrox. The scent is traditionally made using a semisynthetic conversion from sclareol, which is isolated from the clary sage plant.

X

Article:

This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment