mercapto-

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The term mercaptan was introduced in 1832 by William Christopher Zeise and is derived from the Latin mercurium captāns (capturing mercury) because the thiolate group bonds very strongly with mercury compounds.

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mercapto-

  1. an organosulfur compound that contains a carbon-bonded sulfhydryl or sulphydryl

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mercapto-

  1. (organic chemistry) mercapto-

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