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Chemical Mercaptoethanol

Name Mercaptoethanol
CAS Type 1 Name Ethanol, 2-mercapto-
Equivalent Terms 2-ME | 2 Mercaptoethanol | 2-Mercaptoethanol
CAS Registry Number 60-24-2
Definition A water-soluble thiol derived from hydrogen sulfide and ethanol. It is used as a reducing agent for disulfide bonds and to protect sulfhydryl groups from oxidation.
Structure Mercaptoethanol
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MeSH® ID D008623
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1. ChemicalsOrganic Chemicals Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Alcohols Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Ethanol Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Mercaptoethanol Has associated genes Has associated diseases
2. ChemicalsOrganic Chemicals Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Sulfur Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Sulfhydryl Compounds Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Mercaptoethanol Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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  1,2-ethanedithiol
  2-(2-mercaptoethanol)-3-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone
  2-phenylmercaptoethanol
  isethinic acid
  mercaptoethyl caproate
  methylthioethanol
  S-(2-hydroxyethylmercapto)-L-cysteine
  S-lauroylmercaptoethanol
  SL-mercaptoethanol
  S-nitrosomercaptoethanol