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 (thī′ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
A sulfur-containing organic compound with the general formula RSH where R is any hydrocarbon group. Also called mercaptan.
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(Elements & Compounds) any of a class of sulphur-containing organic compounds with the formula RSH, where R is an organic group. Also called (not in technical usage): mercaptan
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(mərˈkæp tæn)

any of a class of odiferous sulfur-containing compounds having the type formula RSH, where R represents a radical.
Also called thiol.
[< German (1834), shortening of Latin phrase corpus mercurium captāns body capturing quicksilver]
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Total SH content was measured using a total mercapto (-SH) measurement kit (Nanjing Jiancheng Bioengineering Institute, Nanjing, China) according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Key statement: A method for manufacturing a modified silica product includes admixing a mercapto silane and a silica to form a hydrophobated silica, and treating the hydrophobated silica with an oxidizing agent.
The range of BRB silane includes amino, epoxy, vinyl, methacryloxy and mercapto, oxime, acetoxy, alkyl and alkoxysilane.
The only tested allergens with a statistically significant difference between the West Virginia population and the national cohort were mercapto mix (1.7% in our sample compared to 0.5% in national sample (p<0.001)) and potassium dichromate (4.6% in our sample compared to 1.6% in national sample (p.<0.001)) when the statistical correction was applied.
Nakamura et al., "Tensile properties of styrene butadiene rubber/silica composites with mercapto functional silane coupling agents: influences of loading method and alkoxy group number," Composite Interfaces, vol.
The mercapto derivative 6 was further reacted with iodomethane in dry N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), in the presence of anhydrous potassium carbonate to yield the methylthio analogue 7.
Skin patch testing with carba mix (3.0% pet), thiuram mix (1.0% pet), mercapto mix (2.0% pet), benzoyl peroxide (1.0% pet), toluenesulfonamide formaldehyde resin (10.0% pet) and bisphenol A (1.0% pet) (Chemotechnique Diagnostics, Vellinge, Sweden) was performed according to the Jadassohn & Bloch classical methods for diagnosis of contact allergy, by placing the allergens in IQ Ultra hypoallergenic patches of Chemotechnique Diagnostics (Vellinge, Sweden) (IQ Chambers[R]).
iPP/POSS/ DMDBS and iPP/POSS-DMDBS, that could be attributed to the lower nucleation density and crystal growth rate, which caused by the interaction between POSS via mercapto groups according to the references 4.
The latter can react with a mercapto colour reagent to form a yellow symmetrical trinitrobenzene compound.
However, the amount of various metals in the fish organs depends upon their affinity to uptake specific metals (Erdogrul and Ates, 2006; Kousar and Javed, 2015) along with ability of various metals to react with sulfur, oxygen carboxylate, nitrogen of mercapto group or amino groups of liver metallothionein (Al-Yousuf et al., 2000).
The nanoparticles are ferromagnetic, ferrimagnetic, antiferrimagnetic, and/or graphene functionalized with hydroxyl, amine, carboxylic acid, mercapto, isocyanate, and acrylate groups.