Meaning of alkanethiol

al•kane•thi•ol

Pronunciation: (al"kān-thī'ôl, -ol), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any compound containing an alkyl group joined to a mercapto group, as methyl mercaptan or methanethiol, CHSH.
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