Agent Name

2-Methyl-2-heptanethiol

CAS Number

763-20-2

Formula

C8-H18-S

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

2-Methyl-2-heptylmercaptan; 2-Heptanethiol, 2-methyl-; UN3023; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Yellow liquid with an obnoxious odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a lubricant additive and a polymer modifier; [CAMEO]

Comments

Highly toxic by inhalation or skin absorption; Irritating to the skin and eyes; Decomposes in heat to release sulfur oxides and flammable hydrogen sulfide; [CAMEO] See "THIOLS."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 115 deg F [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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