The Compound Interest chemistry blog has created an infographic called, โ€œThe Aroma of Books.โ€

The Aroma of Books! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’ve ever opened an age-worn book at a library, you may know the aroma- old paper, ink, worn binding– but what is it really, and how does an old book differ from a new book? Kim Horcher breaks down what chemicals you’re actually sniffing, and how some companies can actually replicate them.