Also known as: Thiol

Mercaptans are highly odorous sulfur-containing hydrocarbons that are often removed from light products such as LPG or jet fuel in a merox unit.

Mercaptans have a chemical structure that includes a hydrogen atom bonded to a sulfur atom bonded to a carbon atom, with the generic formula R-SH.

Mercaptans can be removed in hydrotreaters and by sweetening in merox units.

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