ethyl mercaptan
ethyl mercaptan eth"yl mer*cap"tan, (Chem.) A gaseous substance ({C2H5.SH}) used as an odorant in natural gas and propane to facilitate detection and serve as a warning of leaks. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mercaptan — Mer*cap tan, n. [F., fr. NL. mercurius mercury + L. captans, p. pr. of captare to seize, v. intens. fr. capere.] (Chem.) Any one of series of compounds having an { SH} radical attached to a carbon atom, also considered as hydrosulphides of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercaptan — /mɜˈkæptən/ (say mer kaptuhn) noun any of a class of sulphur containing compounds, with the type formula RSH, the low boiling members of which have an extremely offensive smell, especially ethyl mercaptan, C2H5SH, a colourless liquid, with an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • C2H5SH — Mercaptan Mer*cap tan, n. [F., fr. NL. mercurius mercury + L. captans, p. pr. of captare to seize, v. intens. fr. capere.] (Chem.) Any one of series of compounds having an { SH} radical attached to a carbon atom, also considered as hydrosulphides …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -SH — Mercaptan Mer*cap tan, n. [F., fr. NL. mercurius mercury + L. captans, p. pr. of captare to seize, v. intens. fr. capere.] (Chem.) Any one of series of compounds having an { SH} radical attached to a carbon atom, also considered as hydrosulphides …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphur alcohols — Mercaptan Mer*cap tan, n. [F., fr. NL. mercurius mercury + L. captans, p. pr. of captare to seize, v. intens. fr. capere.] (Chem.) Any one of series of compounds having an { SH} radical attached to a carbon atom, also considered as hydrosulphides …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C2H5SH — ethyl mercaptan eth yl mer*cap tan, (Chem.) A gaseous substance ({C2H5.SH}) used as an odorant in natural gas and propane to facilitate detection and serve as a warning of leaks. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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