Agent Name

Desmeninol

CAS Number

583-91-5

Formula

C5-H10-O3-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

alpha-Hydroxy-gamma-methylmercaptobutyric acid; 2-Hydroxy-4-(methylthio) butanoic acid; 2-Hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butyric acid; Alimet; Butanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)-; Butyric acid, 2-hydroxy-4-(methylthio)-; 2-Hydroxy-4-methylthiobuttersaeure; MHA; MHA acid; MHA-FA; Methionine hydroxy analog; alpha-Hydroxy-gamma-(methylmercapto)butyric acid; alpha-Hydroxy-gamma-(methylthio)butyric acid; gamma-(Methylthio)-alpha-hydroxybutyric acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Animal Feed Additives

Description

Light brown liquid; [CAMEO] Light brown to brown liquid with an odor of sulfur; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Methionine hydroxy analog is used as a livestock dietary supplement; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [HSDB] A moderate skin irritant; Corrosive to eyes; [CAMEO] An irritant; Causes burns to eyes; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

16 mm Hg

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