[Microbiology] Re: Do any bad-smelling compounds result from anoxic bacterial decomposition of ethanol?

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Tue Jun 27 19:23:38 EST 2006


Radium wrote:

> What kinds of caproates and butyrates? Are you talking about caproic
> acid and butryic acid? I doubt the "-ates" have odors of their own.

Yes, caproic acid and butyric acid.  And I bet the "-ates" still smell.
 Sodium acetate smells just like acetic acid.

--Alex

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Alex B. Berezow, Grad Student
Dept. of Microbiology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA  98195



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