Reduction of Dimethylsulfoxide to Dimethylsulfide in the Cat

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Science  29 May 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3622, pp. 1137-1138
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3622.1137


A peculiar sweetish odor was noted in the exhaled breath of cats treated with dimethylsulfoxide. By means of gas chromatographic and mass spectrographic techniques, the responsible compound was identified as dimethylsilfid.