Some chemical constituents of the scent of the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

@article{Andersen2004SomeCC,
  title={Some chemical constituents of the scent of the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)},
  author={Kenneth K. Andersen and David T. Bernstein},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={493-499}
}
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- butanethiol. 
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