methyl mercaptan


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methyl mercaptan

[′meth·əl mər′kap‚tan]
(organic chemistry)
CH3SH Colorless, toxic, flammable gas with unpleasant odor; boils at 6.2°C; insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents; used as a chemical intermediate. Also known as methanethiol.
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