Agent Name

Allyl mercaptan

CAS Number

870-23-5

Formula

C3-H6-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Propene-1-thiol; Allyl sulfhydrate; Allylthiol; [ChemIDplus] Prop-2-ene-1-thiol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]UN1228

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Clear light brown liquid with a stench; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

524 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Mercaptans, liquid, flammable, toxic, n.o.s."

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