methanethiol

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methanethiol

[mə‚than·ə′thī‚ȯl]
(organic chemistry)
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First a yellow color is immediately formed, followed by a greenish shade, and under the influence of oxygen and light changing to bluish, which in turn changes finally into the purple dye, while liberating garlic-like smelling volatile products, which have been determined by gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy as methylmercaptan and dimethyl-disulfide (Shiomi et al.