Agent Name

2,3-Dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid sodium salt

CAS Number

4076-02-2

Formula

C3-H7-O3-S3.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,3-Dimercaptopropane sodium sulphonate; 2,3-Dimercaptopropanesulfonic acid sodium salt; DMPS; Dimaval; Sodium 2,3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonate; Sodium 2,3-dithiolpropanesulfonate; Unithiol; Unitiol; 1-Propanesulfonic acid, 2,3-dimercapto-, monosodium salt; Sodium 2,3-dimercaptopropanesulphonate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chelating Agents

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

A chelating agent used in cases of metal poisoning; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes altered sleep time, muscle weakness, and dyspnea in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of rats; Causes changes in blood serum composition in intermittent intravenous studies of dogs; [RTECS] Harmful by skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "THIOLS" and "1,2-Ethanedithiol."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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