Thresholds for sodium salts in young and elderly human subjects: Correlation with molar conductivity of anion

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Taste detection thresholds in humans for eight out of ten sodium salts studied arc linearly correlated with molar conductivity values at infinite dilution of their anions. Thus, detection thresholds for these salts appear to be determineted by the charge mobihty of the anion. Age-related losses in detection threshold are greatest for salts with anions having the greatest molar conductivity. © 1990 Oxford University Press.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schiffman, SS; Crumbliss, AL; Warwick, ZS; Graham, BG

Published Date

  • December 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 671 - 678

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0379-864X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/chemse/15.6.671

Citation Source

  • Scopus