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  • n. Plural form of thiol.


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  • Mercaptans, also known as thiols, are the sulfur containing chemical compounds which are added to natural gas as a safety measure to give the gas its distinctive odor.

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  • They found that these bacteria actually produce food odors from odorless components of food, allowing people to fully savor fruits and vegetables some fruits and vegetables release characteristic odors only after being swallowed this 'retroaromatic' effect, the details of this transformation were not understood scientists performed sensory tests on 30 trained panelists to evaluate the odor intensity of volatile compounds - known as thiols - that are released from odorless sulfur compounds found naturally in grapes, onions, and bell peppers

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  • The proteins, which include glutathione, are called "thiols," and sometimes "mercaptans," from the Latin mercurium captans, or literally "mercury capturers."

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  • Saliva also assists your taste buds in doing their job by trapping the thiols that are produced from food compounds.

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  • Electron-sharing allows for bond formation, and alcohols, amines, and thiols (the basic functional groups of carbon molecules containing oxygen, nitrogen, or sulfur) and the generous nature of these elements are often utilized to form esters and amides.

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  • Oxidative DNA damage and level of thiols as related to polymorphisms of MTHFR, MTR, MTHFD1 in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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  • Catechins such as EGCG act like Michael acceptor pharmaco-phores, controlling gene expression by binding with the thiols in these transcription factors.

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  • Research was ongoing into a wide array of ingredients: antibiotics, lipids, antitoxins, histamines, thiols, hormones, steroids and practically every antioxidant known to humankind.


  • A sulfur-hydrogen atom group gives thiols their sharp scent.

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  • Ketonization to methylglyoxal is very slow but is assisted by thiols which interrupt the double bond conjugation by formation of a thiolhemiacetal.

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