butyl mercaptan
butyl mercaptan u"tyl mer*cap"tan, n. (Chem.) A volatile liquid, {C4H9.SH}, having a strong odor like that of a skunk; also called {butanethiol}. All three isomers, normal, sec-, and tert-butanethiol possess the skunk odor. [PJC]

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