Table of Contents

1 Volatiles.
An Interdisciplinary Approach; 2 Biosynthesis and Emission of Isoprene, Methylbutanol and Other Volatile Plant Isoprenoids; 3 Analysis of the Plant Volatile Fraction; 4 Plant Volatile Signalling: Multitrophic Interactions in the Headspace; 5 Pheromones in Chemical Communication; 6 Use of Volatiles in Pest Control; 7 Challenges in the Synthesis of Natural and Non-Natural Volatiles; 8 The Biosynthesis of Volatile Sulfur Flavour Compounds. Volatile compounds are molecules with a relatively low molecular weight allowing for an efficient evaporation into the air. They are found in many areas of our everyday-life: they are responsible for the communication between species such as plants, insects or mammals; they serve as flavours or fragrances in many food products or perfumed consumer articles; and they play an important role in atmospheric chemistry. The Chemistry and Biology of Volatiles takes an interdisciplinary approach to volatile molecules. Review-style introductions to the main topics in volatile chemistry and biology are.