Alkyl vs Mercaptoalkyl - What's the difference?

alkyl | mercaptoalkyl |


As nouns the difference between alkyl and mercaptoalkyl

is that alkyl is alkyl while mercaptoalkyl is (organic chemistry|especially in combination) an alkyl group having a mercaptan (thiol) substituent.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

alkyl

English

(wikipedia alkyl)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of a series of univalent radicals of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons.
  • See also

    * -yl * aryl * methyl * ethyl * propyl * butyl * amyl, pentyl * hexyl * heptyl * octyl * nonyl * decyl * and so on ----

    mercaptoalkyl

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry, especially in combination) An alkyl group having a mercaptan (thiol) substituent