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3-Methyl-1-butanethiol is one of the thiols that skunks use as a defense system. This thiol smells
bad. Draw 3-methyl-1-butanethiol. It is much more volatile than the corresponding alcohol (3-
methyl-1-butanol).
Why is 3-methyl-1-butanethiol so much more
volatile than 3-methyl-1-butanol?
3-methyl-1-butanethiol
A recent study found that pericosine A (shown below), which is a metabolite from sea hare, will
react with 3-methyl-1-butanethiol rendering it non-volatile. This means you could wash skunk
smell off of the dog (or whatever has been sprayed by skunk) by using pericosine A. Predict a
product (B) from this reaction.
HOW
"OH
OH
pericosine A
3-methyl-1-butanethiol
B
What mechanism do you think is giving the product you have drawn?
Draw a second possible product (C) for this reaction.
Which product (B or C) do you think is most likely
formed? Why?
C
Are your products B and C isomers? Yes No
Are your products B and C constitutional isomers? Yes No
Are your products B and C diastereomers? Yes No
Are your products B and C enantiomers? Yes No

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