Agent Name

2-Mercaptoethanesulfonic acid

CAS Number

3375-50-6

Formula

C2-H6-O3-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Mercaptoethanesulfonic acid; beta-Mercaptoethanesulfonic acid; [ChemIDplus] 3N Mercaptoethanesulfonic Acid; [Pierce Biotechnology MSDS]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Clear, colorless liquid.

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (rat) = 1,800 mg/kg; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Pierce Biotechnology MSDS] See "Methanesulfonic acid."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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