Agent Name

Diethyl disulfide

CAS Number

110-81-6

Formula

C4-H10-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3,4-Dithiahexane; Diethyldisulfid [Czech]; Ethyl disulfide; Ethyl disulphide; Ethyldithioethane; Diethyl disulphide; Disulfide, diethyl; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin and moderate eye irritant; Causes changes in brain weight and weight loss in 10-day intermittent inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Dimethyl disulfide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.28 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

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