What's That After-Rain Smell Made Of?
Reactions Science Videos | April 3, 2018
There’s a sweet smell in the air after it rains, whether it’s a spring shower or a summer storm. This week on Reactions, we explain the chemistry of petrichor, the smell of rain.
The smell of rain: how CSIRO invented a new word
FATTY ACIDS FROM EXPOSED ROCK SURFACES*
Genesis of petrichor
Petrichor and Plant Growth
What Makes Rain Smell So Good?
Geosmin, an Earthy-Smelling Substance Isolated from Actinomycetes
Streptomyces as a source of Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol associated taste and odour episodes in drinking water reservoirs
Odor sensitivity to geosmin enantiomers
The Chemical Compounds Behind The Smell Of Rain
Rainfall can release aerosols, study finds
Aerosol generation by raindrop impact on soil
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