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Offline Katey999

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Destroy odor molecules
« on: December 07, 2007, 12:25:08 AM »
Are there any chemicals out there that destroy odor molecules?

I'm trying to mask a smell by wrapping something in a piece of paper towel and soaking it with a chemical that would destroy the molecules as they permeate out.

Thanks in advanced,


Edit:  Would Febreze work?
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Re: Destroy odor molecules
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 02:01:19 AM »
Depends what the chemical is producing the smell.  Often oxidation will get rid of chemical smells from thiols or disulfides (sulfur containing) which can be done by cleaning with a mixture of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and household hydrogen peroxide.  Cleaning with vinegar (acetic acid) or just baking soda neutralizes odors as well.  What is it that smells?
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Re: Destroy odor molecules
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 12:39:32 AM »
Occam's razor- Things should not be multiplied beyond nessesity.  I.E.  just use fabreeze or baking soda.

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