Agent Name

Ethyl 3-mercaptopropionate

CAS Number

5466-06-8

Formula

C5-H10-O2-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Mercaptopropanoic acid ethyl ester; Ethyl 3-mercaptopropanoate; Ethyl 3-thiopropionate; Ethyl beta-mercaptopropionate; Propanoic acid, 3-mercapto-, ethyl ester; Propionic acid, 3-mercapto-, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Liquid; [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] See "Methyl 3-mercaptopropionate."

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