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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.

Year introduced: 1966(1964)

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Tree Number(s): D02.033.375.534, D02.886.489.409

MeSH Unique ID: D008623

Registry Number: 60-24-2

Entry Terms:

  • 2-ME
  • 2-Mercaptoethanol
  • 2 Mercaptoethanol

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