Agent Name

Thiodiglycolic acid

CAS Number

123-93-3

Formula

C4-H6-O4-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(Carboxymethylthio)acetic acid; 2,2'-Thiobisacetic acid; 2,2'-Thiodiethanoic acid; 2,2'-Thiodiglycolic acid; Acetic acid, 2,2'-thiobis-; Acetic acid, thiodi-; Dicarboxymethyl sulfide; Dimethylsulfide-alpha-alpha'-dicarboxylic acid; Mercaptodiacetic acid; TDGA; Thiodiacetic acid; Thiodiglycollic acid; Thiodi(acetic acid); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless or white solid; [HSDB] Tan powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for detection of copper, lead, mercury, and silver; A major metabolite of vinyl chloride monomer and ifosfamide (anti-cancer drug) in human urine; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Thioglycolates"; The highly alkaline thioglycolates cause both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis in hairdressers; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Thioglycolic acid."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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