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Methyl mercator?

It has been a long time since I took geography or organic chemistry, but I am pretty sure that "mercator" is the flat map 
projection (the one that makes Greenland and Alaska incorrectly large), and methyl-SH is methyl  _mercaptan_ (also known 
as methyl thiol). A thiol by any other name still smells...

Richard Denney
rdenney at ibm_net