Table 1.

Odorants known to activate dorsal OB in rats and some of their physicochemical properties

Polarity categoryOdorantAbbreviationP(logKow)*VP (mmHg)MVDensity#Polar surface#bp (°C)#
Highly polar2-hexanone2hex1.2411.60100.20.8117.1127
PolarEthyl butyrateEB1.8512.8116.20.8726.3120
Methyl valerateMV1.8519.10116.20.8926.3126
NonpolarAmyl acetateAA2.265.60130.20.8726.3142
o-tolualdehydetolu2.260.36120.21.0417.1200
Highly nonpolarVinyl cyclohexaneVC3.9513.40110.20.800128