alkanethiol

noun
al·kane·thi·ol | \ ¦al-ˌkān-¦thī-ˌȯl , -ˌōl \
plural alkanethiols

Definition of alkanethiol 

: any of various hydrocarbon polymers also containing sulfur that are deposited on a surface (such as gold) in a monolayer typically in order to create an electronic circuit … described how he and his colleagues have used self-assembling hydrocarbon molecules, called alkanethiols, to form ordered rows on a gold surface. —Gary Stix, Scientific American, April 1996

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First Known Use of alkanethiol

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkanethiol

alkane + thiol

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