Agent Name

Ethylene sulfide

CAS Number

420-12-2

Formula

C2-H4-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3-Dihydrothiirene; Aethylensulfid [German]; Ethylene episulfide; Ethylene episulphide; Ethylene sulphide; Sulfurane; Thiacyclopropane; Thiiran; Thiirane; Thiirene, 2,3-dihydro-; Epithioethane; [ChemIDplus] UN1992

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Toxic by inhalation and ingestion; [HSDB] An eye irritant that may cause serious injury; Effects after intraperitoneal injection (LD50 in rats = 42 mg/kg) include flaccid paralysis without anesthesia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

250 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 690 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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