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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Chemistry of alcoholic beverages

Chemistry of alcoholic beverages

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(p.49) Chapter 7 Chemistry of alcoholic beverages
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Alcohol
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Laurence I. Peterson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0007

This chapter presents an overview of the chemistry of alcoholic drinks. An alcoholic drink, in addition to the alcohol and water that comprise at least 98% of the contents, contains naturally occurring or naturally produced chemical substances that are termed either macronutrients or micronutrients, depending on their nature and quantities. A macronutrient is a substance required in significant quantities for human growth and health, whereas a micronutrient is a substance or even element required in only minute quantities by the human body. The discussion also covers phytochemicals and antioxidants; additives in alcoholic drinks; distinctive chemical characteristics of beers and wines; chemistry of spirits (distilled alcoholic drinks); chemistry of spoiled alcoholic drinks; and chemical substances in alcoholic drinks leading to hangovers.

Keywords:   alcoholic drinks, macronutrients, micronutrients, wines, beers, hangover

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