The future of fragarance

Citrus Greening: A citrus-killing virus that has been detrimental to Florida’s citrus production. This virus causes a yellow splotching of the leaves. It is spread by an insect called psyllids that feed on citrus plants. Once infected plants experience premature fruit drop, among other things. 
Citrus-Perfumes: Many cosmetic products have switched to using natural ingredients due to a trend in ‘clean beauty’. Modern citrus perfumes will be tested organoleptically and by 
SPME-GCMS to determine if they contain mainly synthetic volatiles (due to citrus greening, or a clean beauty trend). Perfume volatiles can be compared to standard fruit oils to determine the authenticity of citrus profile used.
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Abstract/Description: Citrus Greening: A citrus-killing virus that has been detrimental to Florida’s citrus production. This virus causes a yellow splotching of the leaves. It is spread by an insect called psyllids that feed on citrus plants. Once infected plants experience premature fruit drop, among other things. Citrus-Perfumes: Many cosmetic products have switched to using natural ingredients due to a trend in ‘clean beauty’. Modern citrus perfumes will be tested organoleptically and by SPME-GCMS to determine if they contain mainly synthetic volatiles (due to citrus greening, or a clean beauty trend). Perfume volatiles can be compared to standard fruit oils to determine the authenticity of citrus profile used.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
Date Issued: 2021