Agent Name

Diethyl sulfide

Alternative Name

1,1'-Thiobisethane

CAS Number

352-93-2

Formula

C4-H10-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1'-Thiobisethane; 3-Thiapentane; Diethyl sulphide; Diethylsulfid [Czech]; Ethane, 1,1'-thiobis-; Diethylthioether; Ethyl monosulfide; Ethyl sulfide; Ethyl thioether; Ethylthioethane; Sulfodor [Czech]; Thioethyl ether; [ChemIDplus] UN2375

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with a garlic-like odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used for chemical synthesis, as a solvent for anhydrous mineral salts, and in plating baths for coating metals with gold or silver; [HSDB] Used as flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A mild eye and moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] A skin and severe eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

60.2 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.0008 ppm

Odor Threshold High

0.0054 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 17,900 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -6.7 deg C; [HSDB] Odor threshold from CHEMINFO;

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