di·​thio·​thre·​i·​tol (ˌ)dī-ˌthī-ō-ˈthrē-ə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce dithiothreitol (audio) -ˌtōl How to pronounce dithiothreitol (audio)
: a reducing agent C4H10O2S2 used especially in biochemical reactions to sever bonds (as in a protein) composed of disulfide groups

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“Dithiothreitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dithiothreitol. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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