Thiol meaning

thīôl, -ōl, -ŏl
A sulfur-containing organic compound with the general formula RSH where R is any hydrocarbon group.
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Any of various organic compounds derived from hydrogen sulfide, esp. a mercaptan.
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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.
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(organic chemistry) A univalent organic radical (-SH) containing a sulphur and a hydrogen atom; a compound containing such a radical.
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Origin of thiol

  • thio- +"Ž -ol

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