Thursday, April 19, 2012

What Is That 'Old Books Smell'? Chemistry Has Answers - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg - Video - The Atlantic

What Is That 'Old Books Smell'? Chemistry Has Answers - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg - Video - The Atlantic: "Based on research by scientists at University College, London, a video from AbeBooks explains the causes of the characteristic odor of old books. According to the video, the lead scientist on the study described it as a "combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness."

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