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Thiol

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  • A thiol, thio alcohol, or mercaptan is a compound that has the following general structural formula.

     

     

    R1—R3 could be hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, aryl groups, or any combination thereof.

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    The sulfhydryl group in a thiol is called the thiol group.