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thiol

 [thi´ol]
2. any organic compound containing the —SH group bound to carbon.

mer·cap·tan

(mer-kap'tan),
1. A class of substances in which the oxygen of an alcohol has been replaced by sulfur (for example, cysteine). Synonym(s): thioalcohol
2. In dentistry, a class of elastic impression compounds sometimes referred to as rubber base materials.

mer·cap·tan

(mĕr-kap'tan)
1. A class of substances in which the oxygen of an alcohol has been replaced by sulfur (e.g., cysteine).
2. dentistry A class of elastic impression compounds sometimes referred to as rubber base materials.

mer·cap·tan

(mĕr-kap'tan)
In dentistry, class of elastic impression compounds sometimes called rubber base materials.
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[USPRwire, Fri Aug 02 2019] Linear Mercaptans Market: Overview Linear mercaptans are simply straight chain derivatives of alkanes with Sulfur- Hydrogen (-SH) functional group and are chemically acidic in nature.
However, the details of the mechanism of the formation of mercaptans are currently unknown.
The first documented instance of gas odorization brings us back to Germany in 1880, when a scientist named Von Quaglio added ethyl mercaptan to give water gas a distinguishable smell.
By agreement with gas transportation companies, CO2 content may reach +2%, mercaptans 1.5-5.0 mg/[m.sup.3], total sulfide content 22-228 mg/[m.sup.3] (OST, 1978).
And finally, just to make life really complicated, Chatonnet points out that some mercaptans actually smell rather attractive, mimicking, for example passion fruit, grapefruit and lemon rind, and some grape varieties are naturally high in them.
Plus l'alimentation est riche en soufre, plus les quantites de sulfure d'hydrogene et de mercaptans produits pas les bacteries de l'intestin seront abondantes, et plus les pets pueront.
It provides 24/7 measurement of odour in "odour units" (EN 13725 and ASTM E679) and of pollutant gases in ppm ([H.sub.2]S, N[H.Sub.3], mercaptans, VOCs).
A mixture of chemicals called "mercaptans" is added to the gas to give it an odour that can be detected below the lower explosion limit in air.
In his PhD thesis, Reza Sheibani, one of the Iranian researchers, produced zinc oxide thin film coatings modified with silver nanoparticles through various deposition methods such as spin coating and dip coating, and he studied its application in the purification of water polluted by sulphuric organic compounds such as mercaptans.
Ordenone is a concentrated compound that entraps malodor molecules - it "surrounds" malodor molecules such as sulfides, mercaptans, and certain aldehydes.
More traditionally, thiols are referred to as mercaptans. The term mercaptan comes from the Latin mercurius captans, meaning 'laying hold of mercury.' As the name suggests, the--SH group binds tightly to the element mercury.