Agent Name

1-Hexadecanethiol

Alternative Name

Cetylmercaptan

CAS Number

2917-26-2

Formula

C16-H34-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Cetyl mercaptan; Hexadecanethiol-1; n-Hexadecanethiol; Hexadecyl mercaptan; Cetylmercaptan; [NIOSH]

Category

Thiols

Description

Colorless liquid or solid (below 64-68 degrees F) with a strong odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

"1-Hexadecanethiol is used as an intermediate in organic synthesis; in synthetic rubber processing; in surface-active agents; as a polymerization conditioner; and as a corrosion inhibitor.(4,6)" [CHEMINFO]

Comments

See "THIOLS";

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

NIOSH REL = 15 min. ceiling of 0.5 ppm; Flash point =102 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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