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, diacetal (dī-as'ĕ-til, dī-as'ĕ-tăl),
A yellow liquid, (CH3CO)2, having the pungent odor of quinone and carrying the aromas of coffee, vinegar, butter, and other foods; a byproduct of carbohydrate degradation.
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According, Dr Lion Shahab - a senior lecturer in health psychology at the University College of London - the level of Diacetyl found in some e-liquids is actually a lot lower than in an actual cigarette.
Evaluation of the butter flavoring chemical diacetyl and a fluoro chemical paper additive for mutagenicity and toxicity using the mammalian cell gene mutation assay in L5178Y mouse lymphoma cells.
Diacetyl of lactic acid bacteria from milk and fermented foods in Thailand.
Flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes: diacetyl, 2,3-pentanedione, and acetoin in a sample of 51 products, including fruit-, candy-, and cocktail-flavored e-cigarettes.
In testing the 51 e-cigarettes, researchers found diacetyl in 39, including in e-cigarette flavors that might especially appeal to young people.
Another possible culprit is diacetyl, a flavoring agent that has been linked to lung disease.
The willful violations were related to exposure to diacetyl, a chemical linked to respiratory illness and organ damage, the agency said.
SIR - In response to Mr Erasmus, he may well be correct as regards the respective levels of diacetyl in tobacco smoking and vaping.
While some strains that produce high levels of diacetyl begin to consume citric acid from the midpoint of the MLF, other strains do not start metabolizing citric acid until all of the L-malic acid has been depleted.
Avoid popcorn that contains diacetyl, a chemical flavoring that has been associated with lung disease.
Other additives on the Dirty Dozen list include propyl parabens, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), propyl gallate, theobromine, diacetyl, phosphates and aluminum.