The Aroma of Books

I’m sure I am not alone when it comes to smelling books but, until I found this infograph on Compound Interest, I always thought that the difference in smell between old and new books was due to the paper used.  After seeing this I now realise it is due to something more, and it’s all explained through chemistry.

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If you would like to see a larger version of this chart, one is available here.

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