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"Angewandte Chemie" (English): http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jabout/26737/press/200641press.html
UFZ (Centre for Environmental Research, Umweltforschungszentum) Leipzig-Halle:
     UFZ, English httJournal p://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=10473  UFZ, German: http://www.ufz.de/index.php?de=10473
NATURE (News at Nature, get PDF) http://www.nature.com/news/2006/061023/full/061023-7.html
CHEMICAL + ENGINEERING NEWS (C&EN)  http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/84/i44/8444iron.html
NewScientist http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/mg19225754.400-ancient-human-hunters-smelt-blood-on-the-breeze.html
Chemistry World http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2006/October/25100601.asp
Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=54455
Daily Telegraph  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=A1&xml=/connected/2006/11/14/ecsmell14.xml
WIKIPEDIA (on-line dictionary) "Odor" "Odour": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odor (see there bottom of the entry for "Odor" or "Odour").
GOOGLE: "Odor" or "Odour" results in WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odor  on rank 1 of ca. 20 million Google hits.
Sciencedaily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/10/061018150716.htm
In Russian language: http://www.lenta.ru/news/2006/11/09/smell/, or GOOGLE: запаха железа

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"Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (Download  PDF).
"Die Welt" http://www.welt.de/data/2006/10/24/1083765.html
"Neue Züricher Zeitung" (NZZ) http://www.nzz.ch/2006/11/01/ft/articleELVX2.html
"BILD" Zeitung
MZ Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (Download PDF)
Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.) http://idw-online.de/pages/de/news180469
Scienceticker (in German) http://www.scienceticker.info/2006/10/18/forscher-erklaeren-eisen-geruch/
Radio (WDR5, MDR, RBB) und TV (MDR)
WIKIPEDIA (on-line Wörterbuch):
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisen (siehe dort unten "Duft des Eisens")
GOOGLE: "Eisen" resultiert in WIKIPEDIA http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisen auf Platz 1 von ca. 20 Millionen Treffern.

FAQs - Frequently asked questions on the above paper "The Two Odors of Iron..."


Answers of Dietmar GLINDEMANN

What was the first situation ever when you detected the metallic odor?

Pocket money as a kid during an "Oktoberfest"

Was the metallic smell of the money repulsive?

No. The metallic smell faded quickly away.

Can you describe the metallic smell of money?

A rich flavor.

Is the metallic smell of money a health problem?

No. Health problems start only if you do NOT smell money anymore. Symptoms are headache and cold feet.

What is the evolutionary advantage of the human ability to smell “metallic”?

Trailing money. For example, copper smells strongly metallic and can easily be tracked. Gold does not smell metallic. Therefore, humans possess much more copper-pennies than gold-eagles.

Why do currently acid treated crumbling bank notes circulate in Germany?

Some people want to make them smell metallic.

Anecdotal evidence of metallic smell: There's the old story about the baker who sues a homeless beggar who keeps coming into the bakery and inhaling the scent of freshly baked bread. To make a long story short, the judge orders the beggar to remove the few coins he has in his ragged pockets. "okay," says the judge to the baker, "the court now gives you permission to smell his money."

The problemThe method The result:  1-Octen-3-one, CAS No. 4312-99-6

Error in some press releases on "The Two Odors of Iron...":
1-Octen-3-one (and not 1-Octen-2-one) is the key odorant chemical that is described in the article
Iron ions are NOT "negatively" charged in this odor mechanism.