Agent Name

2,4-Dimethylsulfolane

CAS Number

1003-78-7

Formula

C6-H12-O2-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,4-Dimethyl sulfolane; 2,4-Dimethyltetrahydrothiophene dioxide; 2,4-Dimethyltetramethylene sulfone; 2,4-Dimethyltetrahydrothiophene-1,1-dioxide; Tetrahydro-2,4-dimethylthiophene 1,1-dioxide; Thiophene, tetrahydro-2,4-dimethyl-, 1,1-dioxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless to yellow liquid; [Merck Index] Deep brownish-yellow liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for liquid-liquid and vapor-liquid extraction processes; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes somnolence and convulsions in intraperitoneal and intravenous lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Sulfolane."

Adverse Effects
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