thiol


thiol

noun

  1. mercaptan.

adjective

  1. mercapto.

noun

  1. any of a class of sulphur-containing organic compounds with the formula RSH, where R is an organic groupAlso called (not in technical usage): mercaptan

n.

  1. mercaptan
  2. A mixture of sulfurated and sulfonated petroleum oils that is purified with ammonia and is used in the treatment of skin diseases.

  1. A sulfur-containing organic compound having the general formula RSH, where R is another element or radical. Thiols are typically very volatile and strong-smelling, and are responsible for the odor of onions, garlic, rotting flesh, and skunk musk. Also called mercaptan

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