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Which functional group is $-CSSH$?

If we replace two oxygen in $-COOH$ what is the name of the compound we get?
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Why do thiols have such a propensity for bonding with mercury?

Historically, thiols $\ce{-SH}$ were known as "mercapto-" due to their strong propensity to bond with mercury. Certain drugs still carry this designation, though mercaptopurine has an $\ce{=S}$ group ...
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What is a good method to measure the redox potential of a cellular system?

I know how to measure the concentration of free thiols which is reflective of the redox potential of cellular compartment such as the cytoplasm or a lysosome. What other methods exist?