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I've read about butanolides (a family of chemicals found in smoke) in an article from the LA Times, and it said that they increase plant growth and I was wondering how I could get butanolides for a possible experiment?
Question Date: 2010-11-03
Answer 1:

Butanol is an alcohol that contains four carbons (instead of the usual two, for ethyl alcohol that exists in wine or beer). I haven't found what butanolids are, but they're obviously related to butanol. It is possible to buy them and many companies supply them, based on a simple Google search. I'm not sure how expensive they are, though.

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