Methyl thioglycolate


Methyl mercaptoacetate
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reaction type: Photocatalysis
reagent type: catalyst
reagent type: ligand
reaction type: [1,2]-Wittig Rearrangement

refractive index

n20/D 1.466 (lit.)


42-43 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)


1.187 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Methyl thioglycolate reacts with nonprotein component of the antitumor antibiotic neocarzinostatin to form 1:1 adduct. It reacts with isothiocyanate to form Rhodanine.


Methyl thioglycolate was used in the preparation of:
  • 3-carbomethoxy-4- oxotetrahydrothiopyran, 2- and 4-carbomethoxy-3-oxotetrahydrothiophene
  • methyl thioglycolate and aminoethanethiol conjugated gold nanorods.

Thiol Organocatalyst used in conjunction with visible light photocatalysis to affect the direct arylation of benzylic ether C-H bonds

A General Strategy for Organocatalytic Activation of C–H Bonds via Photoredox Catalysis: Direct Arylation of Benzylic Ethers


5, 100, 500 g in glass bottle


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Target Organs

Respiratory system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 1992 6.1(3) / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

132.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

56 °C - closed cup

D J Creighton et al.
Biochemistry, 27(19), 7376-7384 (1988-09-20)
A quantitative kinetic model for the glutathione-dependent conversion of methylglyoxal to D-lactate in mammalian erythrocytes has been formulated, on the basis of the measured or calculated rate and equilibrium constants associated with (a) the hydration of methylglyoxal, (b) the specific...
Y Sugiura et al.
Biochemistry, 30(12), 2989-2992 (1991-03-26)
The reaction products of methyl thioglycolate with dynemicin A, dynemicin H and dynemicin S, were isolated by HPLC purification and identified spectroscopically. The major product, dynemicin H (C30H23NO9), was determined to be a C-8 hydrogen analogue of dynemicins L and...
M K Vadnere et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 29(9), 1714-1720 (1986-09-01)
The reaction of methyl mercaptoacetate (5) with phenyl-p-benzoquinone (6) or 5-p-benzoquinonyl-3',5'-di-O-acetyl-2'-deoxyuridine (10) resulted in the formation of the three possible adducts to the quinone rings of 6 and 10; an additional product in the reaction with 10 was the unsubstituted...
W A LaMarr et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95(1), 102-107 (1998-02-21)
DNA superhelical tension, an important feature of genomic organization, is known to affect the interactions of intercalating molecules with DNA. However, the effect of torsional tension on nonintercalative DNA-binding chemicals has received less attention. We demonstrate here that the enediyne...
Yuling Xiao et al.
Theranostics, 2(8), 757-768 (2012-08-24)
A multifunctional gold nanorod (GNR)-based nanoplatform for targeted anticancer drug delivery and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of tumors was developed and characterized. An anti-cancer drug (i.e., doxorubicin (DOX)) was covalently conjugated onto PEGylated (PEG: polyethylene glycol) GNR nanocarriers via...

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