Definition of Mercaptoethanol

1. Noun. (chemistry) A compound of ethanol with a thiol group, often specifically 2-mercaptoethanol, which is used in various organic chemistry applications including protein denaturation ¹



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Medical Definition of Mercaptoethanol

1. A water soluble thiol, not of biological origin. Used in biochemistry to cleave disulphide bonds in proteins or to protect sulphydryl groups from oxidation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercaptoethanol

mercantilists
mercaptal
mercaptals
mercaptan
mercaptans
mercaptide
mercaptides
mercapto
mercapto-
mercaptoacetic acid
mercaptoalkyl
mercaptoalkyls
mercaptobenzoic
mercaptobenzoic acid
mercaptodimethur
mercaptoethanol (current term)
mercaptoethanols
mercaptol
mercaptolactate-cysteine disulfiduria
mercaptole
mercaptoles
mercaptomerin sodium
mercaptopropionic
mercaptopropionic acid
mercaptopropionylglycine
mercaptopurine
mercaptopurines
mercaptothion
mercaptoundecanoic
mercaptoundecanoic acid

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