Agent Name

1-Propanethiol

CAS Number

107-03-9

Formula

C3-H8-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Mercaptopropane; 1-Propyl mercaptan; 1-Propylmercaptan; Propane-1-thiol; Propanethiol; Propyl mercaptan; Propylthiol; Thiopropyl alcohol; n-Propyl mercaptan; n-Propylmercaptan; n-Propylthiol; n-Thiopropyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] UN2402

Category

Thiols

Description

Colorless liquid with an offensive, cabbage-like odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

"Used as a synthetic flavoring agent, and as an odorant of odorless, toxic gases; as a fungicide or as fungicidal component." [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Odor is obnoxious and can cause headache and nausea; Inhalation of high concentrations can produce tachycardia, cyanosis, respiratory paralysis, and unconsciousness; [HSDB] See "THIOLS";

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

155 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 7,300 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

NIOSH REL = 15 min. ceiling of 0.5 ppm; Flash point = -20 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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