Thioalcohol vs Mercaptan - What's the difference?

thioalcohol | mercaptan |


As nouns the difference between thioalcohol and mercaptan

is that thioalcohol is (organic chemistry) thiol, mercaptan while mercaptan is (chemistry) any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( r1sr2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling when r2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols.

thioalcohol

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Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) thiol, mercaptan
  • mercaptan

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    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.