Agent Name

Benzothiophene

Alternative Name

Thianaphthene

CAS Number

95-15-8

Formula

C8-H6-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzo(b)thiophene; 1-Benzothiophene; 1-Thiaindene; 2,3-Benzothiophene; Benzothiofuran; Benzothiophen; Thianaphtene; Thianaphthen; Thianaphthene; Thionaphthene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Thiophenes

Description

Solid with an odor like naphthalene; mp = 32 deg C; [Merck Index] White crystals with an unpleasant odor; mp =28-32 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in lignite tar; Used to make pharmaceuticals and thioindigo; [Merck Index]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Thiophene" and "Dibenzothiophene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.99 mm Hg

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