Cadaverine

This molecule was part of our Putrescine and Cadaverine set
October 31, 2011
Image of Cadaverine and Putrescine
Image of Cadaverine and Putrescine

Yes, it’s what you think it is: a foul-smelling compound found in putrefying animal tissue. Cadaverine, or 1,5-pentanediamine, is formed by the decarboxylation of the amino acid lysine. It and its companion decomposition product putrescine (1,4-butanediamine) also contribute to odors associated with bad breath, urine, semen, and bacterial vaginosis.

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