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The malodorous, volatile portion of the scent or musk of the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) containstrans-2-butene-1-thiol, 3-methyl-1-butanethiol, andtrans-2-butenyl methyl disulfide but no 1-… (More)
Secondary chemicals, especially alkaloids and terpenes isolated from plants, have interested chemists for many decades, yet only comparatively recently have their important roles in ecology been… (More)
132. 1-butanethiol has gotten a terrible reputation for being the cause of the putrid odor of skunk musk. These authors bravely take on and defeat this popular organic myth.
CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF THE SCENT OF MEPHITIS MEPHITIS AND MUSTELA VISON by DAVID T. BERNSTEIN University of New Hampshire, September 1979 This study continues the investigation of the chemical… (More)