Thiophenol, also known as PhSH, is an organosulfur compound with the chemical formula C6H5SH. It is a colorless liquid with an unpleasant odor and is the simplest aromatic thiol. The chemical structure of thiophenol and its derivatives is analogous to that of phenols.
Thiophenols refer to a group of compounds that are structurally derived from thiophenol. Specifically, they are characterized by the presence of an aromatic ring covalently bonded to a sulfhydryl group (-SH).
Thiophenols are employed in the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals, including sulfonamides. Derivatives of thiophenols, such as butoconazole and merthiolate, have been developed as antifungal agents.
Phenyl mercaptan is a transparent liquid with a disagreeable odor and a boiling point of 168.3°C. It is insoluble in water and has a higher density than water. The compound is highly toxic through ingestion, skin absorption, and inhalation. Phenyl mercaptan has applications as a chemical intermediate and in mosquito control.
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