Agent Name

2-Chloroethyl ethyl sulfide

CAS Number

693-07-2

Formula

C4-H9-Cl-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Chloro-2-(ethylthio)ethane; 2-(Ethylthio)chloroethane; 2-Chloroethyl ethyl thioether; 2-Chloroethyl(ethyl)sulfide; 2-Ethylthioethyl chloride; Chlordiethylsulfid [Czech]; Chlorothiolalcohol (CTA); Ethane, 1-chloro-2-(ethylthio)-; Ethyl 2-chloroethyl sulfide; Ethyl beta-chloroethyl sulfide; Half-mustard gas; Sulfide, 2-chloroethyl ethyl; Sulfide, chloroethyl ethyl; Sulfide, diethyl 2-chloro; beta-Ethylmerkaptoethylchlorid [Czech]; h-MG; h-Mg; half-mustard gas; [ChemIDplus] UN1992

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with a mild sulfide odor; [HSDB] Clear slightly yellow liquid with a sulfide stench; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a simulant for mustard (in studies of decontamination, detection, contact hazards, and clothing protection); Also likely used as an intermediate for pesticides; [HSDB]

Comments

A vesicant with immediate (minutes) and long term (hours to days) effects on human skin; Emergency treatment: "Mustard gas"; [HSDB] A severe skin and eye irritant; Causes corrosive injuries and metabolic effects in acute dermal studies of mice; [RTECS] A vesicant; Can cause serious injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Rapidly decomposed by hydrolysis; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Bis(2-chloroethyl)sulfide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.4 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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