2-mercaptoethanol

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2-mer·cap·to·eth·a·nol

(mer-kap'tō-eth'ă-nol),
A reagent (HOCH2CH2SH) used to reduce disulfide bonds, particularly in proteins, and to prevent their formation.
Synonym(s): β-mercaptoethanol

mercaptoethanol

A reducing reagent which contains a thiol group that breaks disulfide bonds in proteins, rendering them functionally effete.