Agent Name

2-Hydroxyethyl disulfide

CAS Number

1892-29-1

Formula

C4-H10-O2-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2'-Dithiobisethanol; 2,2'-Dithiodiethanol; 2-Hydroxyethane disulfide; 2-Hydroxyethanedisulfide; 2-Mercaptoethanol disulfide; 3,4-Dithia-1,6-hexanediol; beta-Hydroxyethyl disulfide; Bis(2-hydroxyethyl) disulfide; Diethanol disulfide; Dithiodiglycol; Dithiodiglycol (VAN); Hydroxyethyl disulfide; Ethanol, 2,2'-dithiobis-; Ethanol, 2,2'-dithiodi-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless viscous liquid with an unpleasant odor; Melting point approximately 25 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Reversible inactivator of aldehyde dehydrogenase." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes somnolence and ataxia in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] A strong eye irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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