Ethyl mercaptan, the compound that probably has the most awful odor currently in the lab.

Ethanthiol is a colorless gas or clear liquid with a boiling point 35°C. It is an organosulfur compound with the formula CH3CH2SH. It is often added to otherwise odorless gaseous products such as methane, ethane or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to help warn of gas leaks. 

Technology Detects Deep Sea Gas Leaks

A new ultra-sensitive technology which can monitor leaks from underwater gas pipelines has been developed by scientists at the Univ. of Southampton. The research has shown that potentially environmentally and financially disastrous gas leaks from pipelines, and methane naturally leaking from the seabed, could in future be detected using changes in acoustic signals. Using a simple set of underwater microphones to monitor these changes would provide a cost effective, unique detection system which would be one hundred times more sensitive than current monitors used by the oil and gas industry for remote detection with long deep sea pipelines.

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  • School:We have identified another gas leak. Proceed immediately to the football field and line up by your first period teacher.
  • Students:Ugh. Not again.
  • NB | Turns out some nimrod left his Bunsen burner gas on all night. And my third period teacher just left school during the announcement because she had a "headache." Never came back.
Seriously, how many times are they going to use this "there's been a report of a gas leak at your house" excuse?

But in all honesty, if anyone ever tells me there has been a gas leak in my house this will be me:

Running. Far, far away.


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Bacteria Can Combat Dangerous Gas Leaks

Bacteria can mop up naturally-occurring and man-made leaks of natural gases before they are released into the atmosphere and cause global warming, according to new research from the Univ. of East Anglia.

Findings, published in the journal Nature, show how a single bacterial strain called Methylocella silvestris — found in soil and other environments around the world — can grow on both the methane and propane found in natural gas.

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