ethyl mercaptan love

ethyl mercaptan

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless organic liquid, C2H5SH, that has a strong odor and is added to odorless fuel and fuel systems as a warning agent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a thiol formally derived from ethyl alcohol by replacing the oxygen atom with sulfur

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A gaseous substance (C2H5.SH) used as an odorant in natural gas and propane to facilitate detection and serve as a warning of leaks.

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    June 18, 2008

  • A strongly disagreeable odour that humans can detect in minute concentrations. The threshold for human detection is as low as one part in 2.8 billion parts of air. Its odour resembles that of leeks or onions. Ethanethiol is intentionally added to butane and propane to impart an easily noticed smell to these odourless fuels, that otherwise pose the threat of fire and explosion. According to the 2000 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records, ethanethiol is the "smelliest substance" in existence. (Wikipedia)

    June 18, 2008