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Mercaptoethanol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mercaptoethanol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.375.534
D02.886.489.409
Unique ID
D008623
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008623
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
2-ME
2-Mercaptoethanol
Registry Number
60-24-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Ethanol, 2-mercapto-
Public MeSH Note
66
History Note
66(64)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/10/08
Mercaptoethanol Preferred
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