Asparagus, urinary odor, and 1,2-dithiolane-4-carboxylic acid.

The derivatives of 1,2-dithiolane are scattered widely throughout the natural world where they are generally exploited for their biocidal properties. One of these, known as asparagusic acid (1,2-dithiolane-4-carboxylic acid), is present in the frequently consumed vegetable, asparagus, and though apparently innocuous toxicologically, it may be responsible… (More)