A sulfur-containing organic compound with the general formula RSH where R is any hydrocarbon group.
Any of various organic compounds derived from hydrogen sulfide, esp. a mercaptan.
A sulfur-containing organic compound having the general formula RSH, where R is another element or radical. Thiols are typically very volatile and strong-smelling, and are responsible for the odor of onions, garlic, rotting flesh, and skunk musk.
Origin of thiol
- thio- +"Ž -ol