Why sharpie marker smells bad kinda like gasoline?
Why is it so strong smelling and smells so bad like gasoline kinda?
it takes forever to go away after writing sharpie marker on something
Im not "smelling" the marker. its just strong smelling even from far away and i'm just asking why it smells like gasoline
- Roger the MoleLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
Sharpies smell bad because they contain butanol, propanol, diacetone alcohol, and ethanol.
Those solvents are necessary for Sharpies to do what they do.
If the smell is hanging around, it means you're using your Sharpies in a poorly ventilated space. Open a window and turn on a fan, or use them outdoors.
- The MikelLv 75 months ago
It is "gasoline/petrol"
Propyl alcohol (N-Propanol), 200-250 PPM. ...
Butyl alcohol (N-Butanol), 50-100 PPM. ...
Diacetone alcohol (4-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2-Pentanone), 50 PPM.
- ioerrLv 75 months ago
it's probably toluene, a toxic chemical. don't sniff at it.
- 5 months ago
You shouldn’t be smelling markers