Does anyone know how to remove the odour remaining from a decomposed corpse which has fallen onto a wooden floor? Aparently the two main chemicals are putrescine (tetramethylenediamine) and cadaverine (pentamethylenediamine).

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    $\begingroup$ Both of those are amines so repeated washes with dilute acid (maybe vinegar) should help. $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:25
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. So using bases such as Sodium hydroxide would not be the thing to do. $\endgroup$
    – Graeme
    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:38
  • $\begingroup$ No, not at all. Bleach is another possibly taking the amines to the amine oxides $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:45
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    $\begingroup$ chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/6290/… $\endgroup$ Dec 3, 2019 at 11:41


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