Active Component in Skunk Urine

Edward Theodore Michelini tedm at
Thu Aug 22 19:00:03 EST 1996

Is it ethyl mercaptan? It was listed as the smelliest chemical in the 
Guiness Book, and I got to work with it to try and add to a cys! Yuck!

Ted Michelini

On Sat, 17 Aug 1996, Stefan Einar Stefansson wrote:

> Hi 
> I was recently asked if I knew what the active components in skunk urine 
> was.
> I thought it was some sulfure compound, but not sure.
> Does anyone have a clue what it is?
> Stefan

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