thioglycolic acid


thio·​gly·​col·​ic acid
variants also thioglycollic acid
: an ill-smelling liquid mercapto acid C2H4O2S that is used as a reagent for ferric iron and especially in the form of its calcium salt as a depilatory

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“Thioglycolic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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