Agent Name

2-(Ethylthio)ethanol

Alternative Name

Ethyl 2-hydroxyethyl sulfide

CAS Number

110-77-0

Formula

C4-H10-O-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyl 2-hydroxyethyl sulfide; 2-Hydroxyethyl ethyl sulfide; Ethanol, 2-(ethylthio)-; Ethyl 2-hydroxyethyl thioether; Ethyl beta-hydroxyethyl sulfide; Ethyl thioethanol; beta-Ethylmerkaptoethanol [Czech]; beta-Ethylthioethanol; beta-Hydroxydiethyl sulfide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds (Alcohols)

Description

Pale straw-colored liquid; [HSDB] Colorless liquid with an unpleasant odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pesticides, lubricating and cutting oil additives, flotation agents, and plasticizers; Also used in food flavoring in Japan; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and severe eye irritant; No evidence of developmental toxicity; Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] A severe skin and eye irritant; [RTECS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.19 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 461 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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