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Triphenylmethyl mercaptan, is used as a reagent used for the introduction of thiol group. Triphenylmethanethiol is a reagent used for the mild introduction of the mercapto functionality. It is also used as a pharmaceutical intermediate; Chemical synthesis.
Norman Kharasch.; Homer R. Williams. A Catalytic Synthesis of Triphenylmethyl Mercaptan. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1950, 72, (4), 1843-1844.
Convenient reagent for the introduction of the thiol group. The trityl group can be cleaved with Ag(I) or Hg(II) salts: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 104, 1391 (1982).
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.