What is VICINAL DIKETONES (VDK) aka Diacetyl ?

Vicinal diketones (VDK) comprise the compounds diacetyl and 2, 3-pentanedione, which are spontaneous breakdown products of the yeast metabolites α-acetolactate and α- acetohydroxybutyrate respectively. Since they are virtually indistinguishable by typical chemical tests, they are grouped together. Both are natural by products of fermentation, formed from minor metabolic products produced during the initial stages of yeast … Continue reading What is VICINAL DIKETONES (VDK) aka Diacetyl ?

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