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

Update:

Im not "smelling" the marker. its just strong smelling even from far away and i'm just asking why it smells like gasoline

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  • 4 months ago
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    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.

  • 4 months ago

    It is "gasoline/petrol"

    specifically:

    Propyl alcohol (N-Propanol), 200-250 PPM. ...

    Butyl alcohol (N-Butanol), 50-100 PPM. ...

    Diacetone alcohol (4-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2-Pentanone), 50 PPM.

  • ioerr
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    it's probably toluene, a toxic chemical. don't sniff at it.

  • 4 months ago

    You shouldn’t be smelling markers

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