# What chemicals are present in burnt toast?

I'm planning to do an experiment where I extract burnt toast and test how that affects the growth of mung beans. I know burnt food contains PAHs, but what are some other chemicals present and how would they affect plant growth?

• I tried it using \small with caps, which does render, but it looks muddled, unfortunately. I think MathJax only renders a subset of the full LaTeX. I will poke around a bit about it, but since it is a 3rd party product, I don't think we have as much control over it. For now, you can edit the names however you would like, but I just didn't want the \textsc in front of the name that wasn't being rendered. Jul 28, 2012 at 11:11