mercaptan


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Related to mercaptan: ethyl mercaptan

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 A class of substances in which the oxygen of an alcohol has been replaced by sulfur (for example, cysteine).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.

mercaptan

/mer·cap·tan/ (mer-kap´tan) thiol (2).

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 A class of substances in which the oxygen of an alcohol has been replaced by sulfur (e.g., cysteine).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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Residents in the vicinity may periodically smell the Mercaptan from the companys exhaust depending on current wind speed and direction.
Investigators said there were no methyl mercaptan detectors on the third floor of the Lannate unit, where Wise first opened a valve and the chemical spewed out.
After decades of testing by various private and government agencies, a group of sulfur compounds known as mercaptans (or thiols) were proved superior to other odorizing agents in terms of producing an immediate and distinct gas smell without posing health risks, damaging equipment or sacrificing desirable properties of the natural gas.
Mercaptan is added to municipal gas to alert people to gas leaks, among other uses, but is not toxic, according to the Health Protection Agency.
By agreement with gas transportation companies, CO2 content may reach +2%, mercaptans 1.
Amongst VSC the hydrogen sulfide (H S) and methyl mercaptan (CH SH) are chiefly accountable for causing objectionable mouth odor.
Thiolytic degradation of 4 with benzyl mercaptan yielded proanthocyanidin A2 4-benzylthioether (4a) and epicatechin (1).
For example, utility companies add n-butyl mercaptan to odorless natural gas so that people can detect gas leaks.
7) It is most sensitive for hydrogen sulfide and less sensitive for methyl mercaptan.
Experimental results show that the adsorbent can remove the mercaptan and other sulphide from gasoline.
On January 8, 2007 tens of thousands of New Yorkers were annoyed with the smell of natural gas (actually the smell was Mercaptan the ingredient intentionally added to odorless natural gas so that it may be detected).