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The chemical compound with the CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number 7531-52-4 is known as “2-Methyl-2-propanethiol.” It is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H10S and a molecular weight of approximately 90.19 grams per mole.
2-Methyl-2-propanethiol is a sulfur-containing compound and is classified as a thiol. It is also commonly known as “tert-butyl mercaptan.” Thiols are characterized by the presence of a sulfur atom bonded to a hydrogen atom and are known for their distinctive, often pungent, odors. 2-Methyl-2-propanethiol has a strong, foul odor.
This compound is used in various applications, including as a reagent in organic synthesis and as a flavor or odor additive in the food and fragrance industries due to its strong and distinctive odor. It can also be employed in analytical chemistry as a standard reference compound for sulfur analysis or as a reagent in chemical reactions where thiol groups are needed.