That line-dried smell.

By September 23, 2020Uncategorized

By timheitzman

Laundry that’s dried in the open air always smells so good, now science has identified the sources for that fresh scent. Ozone and sunlight reach with materials in a wet garment, creating aldehydes and ketones, according to a study at the University of Copenhagen. For instance, line-dried towels emitted pentanal, a fruity-smelling compound found in cardamom; octanal, creating citrusy aromas; and nonanal with a rose-like odor. Sun-dried towels are loaded with fragrances catalyzed by the sun that smell good.

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