Ah, the aroma of old books

As a life-long bibliophile, I have always found the scent of old books, antiquarian bookshops and libraries intoxicating. And who doesn’t love the smell of a brand new book? The infographic below explains just what causes those wonderful aromas. If you won’t to learn more about the chemistry behind book smells, check out the Compound Interest chemistry website here.

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One Response to Ah, the aroma of old books

  1. vitbeou says:

    Reblogged this on Vitbeo's blog and commented:
    :0) – a little chemistry…

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