Use of Copper in the Detection of Sulfurous and Other Metal-coordinating Compounds
Olfaction (the sense of smell) is a chemical sense that allows for the perception and discrimination of airborne volatile chemicals, and plays an essential role for survival allowing for identification of food, predators, or toxic compounds in addition to being a means for communication. Hence clarifying the underlying mechanisms of olfaction will provide...
Inventor(s): Eric Block, Hiroaki Matsunami, Hanyi Zhuang
Keywords(s): copper, metal-coordinating compounds, odorant receptors, odorants, sulfur compounds, thioethers, thiols
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Materials and Chemicals, Campus > University at Albany