The chemistry of body odours

chemistry of body odours


We’re always on the look out for interesting (or amusing) chemistry, and Dr Kerry Elgie unearthed this on a recent investigative search around the internet!

This graphic looks at the chemical compounds behind a variety of body odours that (much as I hate to say it!) we all most likely experience at some time or other.  Each one is made from a mixture of many different chemicals, but there are a few key contributors to the very distinctive “perfume” of each!  Click through to the CompoundChem website to find out just where those whiffs come from!