Agent Name

Thioacetamide

CAS Number

62-55-5

Formula

C2-H5-N-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetamide, thio-; Acetic acid, thiono-, amide; Acetimidic acid, thio-; Acetothioamide; Ethanethioamide; TAA; Thiacetamide; Thioacetimidic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC] Colorless or yellow solid with a mild odor of mercaptans; [HSDB] White solid; [CAMEO] Colorless crystalline solid with an odor of rotten eggs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a replacement for gaseous hydrogen sulfide in qualitative analysis; Used formerly as a stabilizer of motor fuel containing tetraethyl lead and mordant of seed grain (combined with mercury); [HSDB]

Comments

Reports of degenerative liver changes following ingestion of the juice of oranges dipped for 2-5 seconds in 5% solution; Cirrhosis and other adverse changes (including tumors) of the liver observed in rats, mice, and dogs in feeding studies; [HSDB] May cause liver injury; A possible human carcinogen; [ICSC] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ESIS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

15.2 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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