Our Patented Unscented Fragrance Removes Odors at the Molecular Level
Odoff, a newly patented molecule, seeks out odor causing molecules such as mercaptans, sulfur and ammonia containing molecules, and combines with them to form entirely new molecules. The new molecules are odorless. Odoff has no fragrance of its own and accomplishes this without covering up one odor with another. Non-Allergenic Odoff is the odor eliminator of choice when there are maladors in areas where people are sensitive to fragrances.
How Does Odoff Work?
In drip systems, sprays and odor control mechanisms, Odoff reacts with odorous chemicals and renders them non-volatile at the molecular level, so you can't smell them anymore.
Most of the odors produced by humans, animals and waste products are associated with two basic types of compounds: sulfur compounds including hydrogen sulfide, and ammonium compounds. You know that cabbage odor of rotting vegetables? The odor is a mercaptan. Mercaptans are sulfur compounds that are very stinky. Ethyl mercaptan is added to natural gas to make it smell bad for safety reasons. Mercaptans are in a lot of everyday compounds:
- Cabbage-like odor associated with garbage - mercaptan
- Asparagus odor
- Poopy odors
- Skunk smell
- Body odor
- Dairy and cattle odors - mercaptans
Odoff reacts with these odors and makes them non-volatile. That means that the odors you might normally smell have combined with the Odoff molecule rendering them odorless. The odor that you normally smell in a cat box or bathroom is an ammonium compound. Ammonia is the breakdown product of urea, the waste product in urine. Urea breaks down to ammonia due to the natural presence of the urease enzyme, which also gives fecal matter its odor.
- Odoff products cancel the activity of the urease enzyme and reduce the generation of ammonia.
- Odoff reacts with the other smelly nitrogen compounds you would find in fish or aniline like compounds and neutralizes the odor.
- Odoff even reacts with perfumes and neutralizes them.
- If Odoff is sprayed after a skunk passes by, the odor can be eliminated.
- If someone sprays Odoff in the toilet prior to using it, Odoff eliminates the odor instantaneously.
- In fan systems, Odoff works in reverse of air fresheners. As air passes by the Odoff system, odors are trapped in the Odoff cartridges, leaving virtually no odor behind.
Odoff can be used in wastewater treatment systems because it is very specific. The product does not react with much of anything except sulfur compounds. This means that very low additions of Odoff can capture and eliminate wastewater odors. Active ingredient levels of 3 parts per million can eliminate odors in wastewater systems.
Chemically this is what happens:
- The C=N bond is the most attractive site for bonding with Sulfur atoms. In the book The Chemistry of Organic Sulfur Compounds the author specifically states that "the interaction betweensulfur and the π orbitals of the C=N links is far greater than anything that occurs with oxygen or nitrogen substituents"
- The Nitrogen's empty orbital can expand its bonding capability to allow enamine stabilization to help use the ring structure to lock up Sulfide molecules.
- Sulfur's d orbitals interact with the double bonded Nitrogen in Odoff. Recent literature searches have found that the unusually large amount of Hydrogen Sulfide removed by Odoff in aerobic environments can also be explained by enzymatic reduction of the aromatic imine to create free radicals that contain an extra electron. Once formed, the free radicals react with oxygen to produce superoxides and then regenerate the unchanged imine conmpound. These superoxides (dissolved radical oxygen molecules) may be a source of oxygen increase that has been observed in aerobic systems. These superoxides can also participate in oxidizing Hydrogen Sulfide molecules in situo or by themselves. This process is described by enzymatic futile cycling, and has been observed in proceedings from the National Acadamy of Sciences.
- Other literature states that intermolecular peroxide formation can encourage a catalytic process involving oxidation of a complexed sulfur group--as is quoted, "They reveal that this oxygen exchange commonly proceeds in concert with hydrogen exchange within an inter- or intra-molecular peroxy complex during interaction with the sulfide. A free radical chain process introduces oxygen into the sulfur complex at a position alpha to the sulfur atom, and then several secondary and in part competitive reactions, which are broadly definable, rapidly ensue to yield a complex product mixture.
- Similar literature states that the chemical reagents necessary to create the oxidation or the peroxide type radical only require aeration--as quoted,"The oxidation can be brought about by mild reagents such as air or oxygen or chemical reagents--more vigorous conditions can convert the disulfide into more highly oxidized products.
- This phenomenon has been documented that ethanolic groups in oxygenated solutions like aerobic digestors can be oxidized to the corresponding peroxide compounds in small quantities. This peroxide can oxidize sulfur molecules trapped at the nucleophilic carbon due to their proximity to the ethanolic tail. The ethanolic side chain stabilizes and encourages Sulfur/Oxygen interaction by hydrogen bond coupling. Physical models of these molecules show that the bond distances of the ethanolic side chain are the perfect distance for hydrogen bonding of the Sulfur atom trapped at the nucleophilic carbon.
In 2013, the Odoff molecule and was patented and we are discovering everyday new uses for this amazing technology.