Agent Name

1-Octanethiol

CAS Number

111-88-6

Formula

C8-H18-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Mercaptooctane; 1-Octylthiol; Octane-1-thiol; Octyl mercaptan; Octylmercaptan; Octylthiol; n-Octanethiolate; n-Octyl mercaptan; n-Octylmercaptan; [ChemIDplus] UN3023

Category

Thiols

Description

Water-white liquid with a mild odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and polymerization; [Hawley]]

Comments

May irritate or burn skin and eyes; "Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation." [CAMEO] An eye irritant; Absorption of large amounts by ingestion or inhalation could produce CNS depression and convulsions. Workers avoid because of obnoxious smell. [CHEMINFO] See "THIOLS";

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.42 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 953 ppm/ 4h

Explanatory Notes

NIOSH REL = 15 min. ceiling of 0.5 ppm; Flash point = 69 deg C;

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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