Agent Name

n-Butyl sulfide

CAS Number

544-40-1

Formula

C8-H18-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1'-Thiobis(butane); 5-Thianonane; Butane, 1,1'-thiobis-; Butyl monosulfide; Butylthiobutane; Di-n-butylsulfide; Dibutyl sulfide; Dibutyl sulphide; Dibutyl thioether; n-Butyl-sulfide; n-Dibutyl sulfide; Thiononane-5; Butyl sulfide; [ChemIDplus] 1,1'-Thiobisbutane; [Merck Index]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Light yellow liquid with a stench; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Dimethyl sulfide" and "Diethyl sulfide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.2 mm Hg

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