Still using the legacy book version of the Volatile Compounds in Food database?

Are you still using the book version of our database Volatile Compounds in Food (Editor Henk Maarse, edition 1996)? Or perhaps you are using the obsolete VCF 2000 version on CD.

Since 2002 our database is available on Internet at and now (2022) you are looking at version 16.10.

You may login on the VCF website as a guest for a demo. This demo version gives only a limited amount of information, with no quantitative details. Upon request we can give you a guest account with full functionality for a limited period.

VCF Online offers you abundant information about volatile compounds in food:

  • Many new products, new compounds and additional synonyms
  • More than 1,440 products, with 152,000 occurrences of volatile compounds
  • Products are aggregated into product categories
  • Many new search entries, such as CAS and FEMA numbers
  • Partial name search and search within results
  • Approximate search technique for compound name search
  • Product compare functions (both products as well as categories of products)
  • Kovats Retention Index values and Retention Index search function
  • Complete FEMA and Council of Europe (Flavis) lists
  • Regular updates of products and addition of new products
  • Odour and flavour threshold values in volatile and non-volatile compounds (including many peptides)

The cost for subscription amounts 1485 Euro per year. All staff on one location of a company can get access without further costs. Each user obtains a personal user name and password. (Upon request, access can be obtained also on the basis of IP addresses).

Subscribe by using the form which can be found here

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Sincerely yours,

William van Dongen PhD (editor)
Eline Muller (editing assistant)
Bert Wiggers (publisher)

VCF Online is a publication of BeWiDo BV
Reeuwijk, The Netherlands