mercaptoethanol

noun

mer·​cap·​to·​eth·​a·​nol mər-ˌkap-tō-ˈeth-ə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce mercaptoethanol (audio)
: a reducing agent C2H6OS used to break disulfide bonds in proteins (as for the destruction of their physiological activity)

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“Mercaptoethanol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mercaptoethanol. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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