What's Denatonium Benzoate?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by eddiespin, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    And is it radioactive? I noticed it's in the bottle of "100% Pure Acetone" I just picked up at CVS. :eek:
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  3. byrd740

    byrd740 Numismatist

    It's put in there to prevent people from drinking it. It has an awfully bitter taste, and is not supposed to harm you. It is (i guess) inactive and will not harm anything.
  4. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    So your acetone has this in it too? I don't know, I guess I just never noticed it.
  5. kevcoins

    kevcoins Senior Roll Sercher

    I thought it induced vomiting
  6. byrd740

    byrd740 Numismatist

    I am sure it does, but I haven't tried it...yet.:whistle:
  7. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Well if that's all it is it can't be bad for coins. :rolleyes:
  8. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

  9. TomCorona

    TomCorona New Member

    Well...answer is that it is a very, very, very bad chemical, which we certainly would not want on our coins because, that would leave traces of an "un-natural" trace on the coin, which would then have to be removed with yet another chemical, and then another and on and on to infinity....which..would constitute harsh cleaning, which would be instantly detectable even decades or centuries from now (to the trained and experienced collector's eye anyway), and we also know that any foreign substances (other than the coin's own natural atmosphere) would additionally be instantly detectable (and no un-natural re-toning cause we'll know....we'll just know...trust me) however, naturally re-toning would be ok because it' natural, of course, because it's acceptable to "naturally" hide defects/damage, as defined by nature but not un-naturally (far less deceptive when it's natural). Besides we wouldn't want to "un-naturally" expose any said flaws or damage. cause that's not the "natural" beauty of the coin. (naturally covering damage/flaws would be ok).Having said that, "natural" acetone, would, naturally,:cool: be ok. But the one you describe with Bi-sodium somethingorother can't possibly be good..can't be natural..must be harsh. So...moral of the story..NEVER EVER CLEAN YOUR COINS..it's not natural and will deem your coins virtually worthless and immediately recognized as such..FOREVER and ever (with an un-natural acetone mix of course, again, natural acetone would be ok.......either that or lighter fluid)
    Oh, you just wanted to know what that chemical was. Answer...I've personally never heard of it so then it must be bad,bad,bad..
    Hope I didn't confuse you.
  10. weryon

    weryon Self proclaimed messiah


    Zen :

    Well...answer is that it is a very, very, very bad chemical, which we certainly would not want on our coins because..... blah blah ....Answer...I've personally never heard of it so then it must be bad,bad,bad.. "

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  11. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Acetone? CVS? Anything wrong here?
  12. Drusus

    Drusus Pecunia non olet

    Okay, this had me rolling on the floor...:goofer: That post is just full of funny.
  13. TomCorona

    TomCorona New Member

    Glad to make you chuckle. Sometimes it's easier to demonstrate obsurdity, as they say.:)
  14. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Moderator Moderator

    Before acetone (covered with PVC)

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    after acetone
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    My point?

    I'd rather have a coin with minuscule traces of acetone which from what I can tell is harmless to the coin then a coin that is coated in a thick covering of sticky green PVC that will eventually start eating into the coin.

    It's just a personal thing... :whistle:
  15. FreakyGsMom

    FreakyGsMom Member

    Oh my gosh! :thumb: I just love that.:high5: Not Bitrex, that stuff sounds as bad as it is intended to taste. :eek: lmgtfy is my new favorite thing. Thad I thank you for posting that. :) :bow: It will be my new research tool. I suppose I am easily amused today, but that just impressed the heck out of me. I'm calling G from upstairs to show him my new discovery. :D

    Here is what I learned from http://sci-toys.com/ingredients/denatonium_benzoate.html with the help of Thads link:
  16. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    The real name is Benzyldiethyl [(2,6-xylylcarbamoyl) methyl] ammonium benzoate.


    in case anyone is interested.

    Jim
  17. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    hehehehehehe :kewl:

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