mercaptal

noun

mer·​cap·​tal (ˌ)mər-ˈkap-ˌtal How to pronounce mercaptal (audio)
: any of a class of compounds formed by the reaction of thiols with aldehydes or ketones

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“Mercaptal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mercaptal. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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