Agent Name

Ethyl 2-mercaptoacetate

CAS Number

623-51-8

Formula

C4-H8-O2-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyl mercaptoacetate; Ethyl mercaptoacetic acid; Ethyl thioglycolate; Ethyl thioglycollate; Mercaptoacetic acid ethyl ester; Thioglycolic acid ethyl ester; Thioglykolsaeure-aethylester [German]; Acetic acid, 2-mercapto-, ethyl ester; Acetic acid, mercapto-, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with a stench; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Thioglycolic acid."

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