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See also: Mercaptan
mercaptan (plural mercaptans)
- (chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( R1.S.R2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling. When R2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols.
mercaptan m (plural mercaptans)
- (chemistry) mercaptan