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NATURE | Is That Skunk? | Skunk Spray Chemistry | PBS

Duration: 01:24

www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episod... 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.

“Is That Skunk?” premieres on PBS Sunday, January 25 at 8 p.m. (check local listings). “Is That Skunk?” is part of the 27th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS. Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., SC Johnson, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episod...

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Post Date: January 20, 2009