Chemistry Question #2181
Stephen Leece, a 20 year old male from London asks on July 20, 2004,
I am currently researching how sugar (sucrose) reacts with various chemicals. I am particularly interested in whether any chemicals react with sugar to give off foul smells. Any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated.
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answered on February 28, 2007
Extra information about sugar chemistry:
Wikipedia sugar entry
Karl Harrison's 3D chem site
answered on July 26, 2004
Concentrated sulfuric acid dehydrates sugar, and at the same time oxidizes it producing some smelly sulfur dioxide, but there are easier ways to make that. So, there's no particular chemical (that comes to mind) that reacts with sugar to give off foul smells.
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