KAUST finds chemical alternatives for agarwood perfume production

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Thu, 2024-03-07 22:52

RIYADH: Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have discovered chemically produced alternatives for ingredients normally sourced from agarwood trees for the production of perfumes in this $44 billion market.

The KAUST researchers published the study, titled “A synthetic biology and green bioprocess approach to recreate agarwood sesquiterpenoid mixtures,” in the journal Green Chemistry on March 4, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

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