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Table 8 Preliminary data of volatile organic compounds found to be more present in headspace samples of yeast-sugar solutions (2 or 28 h post mixing) than in background samples (order of compounds based on retention time on a DB-5 column)

From: Sugar-fermenting yeast as an organic source of carbon dioxide to attract the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae

Compound Yeast sample Human emanation references
ethanol 2 h, 28 h [5456]
2-methylpropanal 2 h [57]
ethyl acetate 2 h, 28 h [56]
2-methyl-1-propanol 2 h, 28 h [54]
3-methylbutanal 28 h [46, 58, 59]
1-pentanol 28 h [55]
3-hydroxy-2-butanone 2 h [46, 55]
3-methyl-1-butanol 2 h, 28 h [46, 55]
2-methylpropanoic acid 2 h, 28 h [60, 61]
3-methylbutanoic acid 2 h [46, 55, 6062]
benzeneethanol 2 h, 28 h [46, 57, 62, 63]
isobutyl ester of ethanoic acid 28 h  
ethyl 2-methylbutanoate 28 h [55]
ethyl 3-methylbutanoate 28 h [55]
3-methylbutyl acetate 28 h  
2-methylbutyl acetate 28 h  
ethyl ester of hexanoic acid 28 h  
1-dodecene 28 h [63]
ethyl ester of octanoic acid 28 h  
ethyl ester of decanoic acid 28 h  
isopentyl ester of octanoic acid 28 h