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Nature | Skunk Spray Chemistry | PBS

Duration: 01:24
Program: Nature #2606
Broadcast Date: Aug. 28, 2011

Professor William Wood of Humboldt State University examined the chemical properties of skunk spray samples. He discovered several new compounds in the skunk spray, including a thiol. A thiol is a type of sulfur-based compound found in garlic and onions.

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Post Date: January 27, 2012