Mercaptan



[mer-kap-tan] /mərˈkæp tæn/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
any of a class of sulfur-containing compounds having the type formula RSH, in which R represents a radical, and having an extremely offensive, garlicky odor.
/mɜːˈkæptæn/
noun
1.
another name (not in technical usage) for thiol

mercaptan mer·cap·tan (mər-kāp’tān’)
n.
Any of a class of organic compounds in which the oxygen of an alcohol has been replaced by sulfur and which have distinctive, often disagreeable, odors. Also called thiol.
mercaptan
(mər-kāp’tān’)
See thiol.

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  • Mercapto

    [mer-kap-toh] /mərˈkæp toʊ/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing the ; sulfhydryl; thiol.



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