Agent Name

1,4-Dithiane

CAS Number

505-29-3

Formula

C4-H8-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,4-Dithiacyclohexane; 1,4-Dithiin, tetrahydro-; Diethylene disulfide; p-Dithiin, tetrahydro-; p-Dithane; p-Dithiane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White solid with a strong offensive odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Associated with production and storage of munitions; [ChemIDplus] Used in organic synthesis; [HSDB] Used as flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Comments

A contaminant of mustard gas; Occupational exposure may occur where mustard gas has been used or stored; Causes ataxia, lacrimation, and crusts on eyes and nose in acute lethal studies of rats; Anatomic changes to nose, liver, and kidneys observed in 90-day gavage study of rats; [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes changes in bladder and spleen weight in 90-day intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.57 mm Hg

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