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(organic chemistry)
C6H5SH A toxic, fire-hazardous, water-white liquid with a disagreeable aroma, insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether, boils at 168°C; used to make pharmaceuticals. Also known as phenyl mercaptan.
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any of several organic compounds that contain a mercapto group (—SH) at the carbon atom of the aromatic ring; thiophenols are colorless, high-boiling liquids with an unpleasant odor. Thiophenols are insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents. The simplest thiophenol is thiophenol (phenyl mercaptan), C6H5SH, which boils at 169°C. Thiophenols are obtained by the reduction of diaryl disulfides, ArS—SAr, as well as by other methods. They are used in the synthesis of dyes and polymers, as inhibitors of radical reactions, and as stabilizers and other additives to synthetic rubbers.

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Song, "A naphthalimide-indole fused chromophore-based fluorescent probe for instantaneous detection of thiophenol with a red emission and a large Stokes shift," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol.
Thiophenol: For the five highest-lying orbitals, values of B/eV = 8.49, 9.41, 10.61, 11.61, and 12.22 [28] replaced theoretical, ab initio values of B/eV = 8.39 [CCSD(T)], 9.42 (P3 propagator theory), 10.47 (P3), 11.69 (P3), and 12.40 (P3).
Peptizers provided include thiophenol and sulfide types.
A mixture of thiophenol (2.7 mmol), [K.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] (0.15 mmol), and epoxide (2.6 mmol) was heated until the appearance of the first bubbles.
Khalil, Synthesis and Spectroscopic Study of Cu(ii), Ni(ii), and Co(ii) Complexes of the Ligand Salicylidene-2-amino thiophenol, Spectrosc.
For example, NMR has been used to explore the surface morphology of CdS nanocrystallites capped with thiophenol [52].
Gerasimova, "Application of iron tetranitrosyl complex with thiophenol as antitumor drug," Patent RU 2429242.
[14]tosynthesizeZnS and CdS nanocrystals capped with thiophenol. Typically, to a solution of Pb[(N[O.sub.3]).sub.2] (1mmol, 331.2 mg) in water (2mL) and methanol (8 mL) at room temperature, a solution of 4fluorothiophenol (6mmol, 639 [micro]L) in methanol (10 mL) was added.
Summary: In this study, we report the one-pot synthesis of 2-amino-3,5-dicarbonitrile-6-thio- pyridines with benzaldehyde, malononitrile, and thiophenol by using phosphotungstic acid as an efficient catalyst in aqueous media.
In order increase the stability of compound and to reduce the nucleophilicity of sulphur atom in N-S bond, the sulfenamides were derived from thiophenol in which sulphur atom is directly attached to the phenyl group.