Smells Too Good | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 7 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: February 12, 2007

Smells Too Good

Department: Letters

I want to comment on a letter from James R. Sanborn (C&EN, Nov. 13, 2006, page 7). The objections about butanol and derivatives are correct; however, transforming butanol to di-n-butyl ether should not be a problem. That ether would have more energy content by weight and volume and would have about the same vapor pressure as butanol. Its only downside is that it smells almost too good.

Alfred Waterfeld
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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