Mercaptan vs Mercaptoalkyl - What's the difference?

mercaptan | mercaptoalkyl |


As nouns the difference between mercaptan and mercaptoalkyl

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

mercaptan

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( R1.S.R2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling. When R2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols.
  • mercaptoalkyl

    English

    Noun

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