Raychelle Burks, the corpse perfume's mastermind and a chemistry post-doctoral fellow at Doane University in Nebraska said she was inspired by the TV series' first season and assures that the chemicals, mainly "putrescine" and "cadaverine
", live up to their name.
The basic cadaverine
and putrescine, are aliphatic diamines and are causative of the odor of dead animals that originate from the amino acids, arginine and lysine by bacterial decarboxylation.
These compounds represent stimulant amphetamine analogues, homologues, and derivatives (e.g., 2- and 1-phenethylamines); hallucinogenic amphetamines (3,4-methylenedioxy and 2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine analogues and derivatives, 3,4,5-trimethoxyamphetamine); their main precursors (e.g., sympathomimetic amines such as ephedrine, its analogues and isomers, safrole, isosafrole, PMK, BMK, etc.); compounds structurally similar to the side chain of amphetamines (e.g., putrescine and cadaverine
); and other controlled substances (cocaine, opiates, opioids, etc.).
Anchovies are associated with scombroid-poisoning due to biogenic amine contents such as histamine, putrescine and cadaverine
. In the Arabian Gulf, including the Sultanate, dried anchovies are consumed without any heat treatment which could introduce a risk factor.
has an inhibitory effect on enterotoxin activity by preventing full expression of the virulent phenotype, and it has been suggested that there is evolutionary pressure to mutate or delete the cadA gene (12).
The coupling of the free amine from cadaverine
monotrifluoroacetamide with an activated carboxylic group yielded a BODIPY containing a trifluoroacetamide function at the end of the five-carbon chain, which was linked to the BODIPY core via an amide linkage.
Veciana-Nogues, "Histamine, cadaverine
, and putrescine produced in vitro by enterobacteriaceae and pseudomonadaceae isolated from spinach," Journal of Food Protection, vol.
Next we hear about the invention of nylon around the time of World War II (a fabric that was once never used in soldiers' clothing because of its flammability but which now is, because it's cheaper), and that a way of preparing the fabric conld be (was?) to use cadaverine
, "a nitrogenous material derived from human corpses." DuPont, we are told, steered clear of discussions of its method of making nylon, "the fabric that does not breathe."
Most of these compounds cannot be easily measured, and some such as volatile fatty acids (butyrate, propionate, etc.), diamines (cadaverine
, putrescine) and other foul-smelling products can only be measured by laboratory based assays.
And it is being marked in Newcastle with local author events organised by a group of independent publishers and writers including Comma Press, Iron Press, Flambard, Cadaverine
was added at levels of 0, 10, 20, 30, and 40 mM to the standard assay described in the previous section.
As fish spoil, microbes break down amino acids and produce compounds such as histamine, putrescine, and cadaverine
. If ingested, these substances can disturb the heart, other muscles, nerves, and stomach.