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Other Compounds[edit]

Is there a chemical compound BiSH...maybe.


I deleted a link to which was broken. It's easy to find an equivalent page at, but it seems their "terms of use" prohibit linking to their site without permission. I'm not familiar with Wikipedia policy regarding this kind of thing, so I'll leave it out.

Is there information about when mercaptans became -thiols? I'm looking for a date or a conference where this change has occured. Both terms are currently being used to varying degrees. Still 19:07, 6 October 2005 (UTC)


It seems like we should define "thiolate" in the header, since the referring page will often mention "thiolate" instead of "thiol" and the casual reader will want to see quickly what a "thiolate" is. The relative reactivities of thiol and thiolate per se aren't important for the header, but it seemed a good setting in which to define/contrast thiol and thiolate, as well as a basic point worth giving extra emphasis. But maybe there's a better way of introducing thiolate? WillowW 10:42, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm not chemically educated, which is why I entered the comment in the article text. I have now however created a redirect from thiolate to thiol. There were actually a couple of links directed to thiolate. __meco 10:55, 3 June 2006 (UTC)


I am affraid that the mercapto prefix is no longer used in the IUPAC rules. One should use sulfanyl or sulphanyl instead of mercapto...


Te thiols are very good i eat every morning. Said: Rursus 11:33, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Nice article[edit]

Thanks, editors! A very informative and readable article. --Doradus (talk) 23:53, 22 December 2008 (UTC)


When thiol is added to the end of an alkane name, how is the resulting word pronounced? For example, would methanethiol be pronounced "methane thiol" as if it were two words, or would it be "meth-an-eth-i-ol?" Hellbus (talk) 07:14, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

As if it were two words, i.e. "methane thiol".
Ben (talk) 17:18, 1 January 2009 (UTC)