Agent Name

Divinyl sulfone

CAS Number

77-77-0

Formula

C4-H6-O2-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bis(ethenyl)sulfone; Divinyl sulfone; Divinyl sulphone; Ethene, 1,1'-sulfonylbis-; Sulfone, divinyl-; TL 797; [ChemIDplus] UN2927

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Cross-linking reagent for agarose gels; [ChemIDplus] Monomer used in manufacture of polymers with diols, urea, and malonic esters; shrinkage control agent in textiles; [Hawley]

Comments

Can cause burns similar to mustard gas burns; Lachrymator; [HSDB] Causes burns; Toxic by ingestion; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.78 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 990 mg/m3/10min

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 217 deg F; [CAMEO] ERG Guide for "Toxic liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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