thioalcohol


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thioalcohol

(ˌθaɪəʊˈælkəˌhɒl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for a thiol
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One of the worst pungent offenders is Staphylococcus hominis found in the armpit, emitting pungent odor-producing thioalcohols. Some researchers have listed both genetics and sex as exacerbating the level of body odor produced.
Researchers already knew that sweat itself was odourless, but they discovered the undesirable problem occurs when bacteria feast on the sugary proteins in sweat, releasing foul-smelling chemicals called thioalcohols in the process.