2-(Ethylthio)ethanol

  • Ethylthioethanol
  • Ethyl 2-hydroxyethyl sulfide
  • 2-Ethylmercaptoethanol
  • 2-Hydroxyethyl ethyl sulfide
Formula
CH3CH2SCH2CH2OH
Structure
Description
Clear, yellow liquid.
Uses
Intermediate for pesticides, lubricating and cutting oil additives, flotation agents, plasticizers.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
110-77-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-802-0
EC Class
irritant
S 26 36/37/39 45
RTECS
KL1225000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
1760
Merck
13,3888
Beilstein/Gmelin
1731373
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-02430
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H10OS
Formula mass
106.19
Melting point, °C
-100
Boiling point, °C
184
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.2 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
3.66
Density
1.0166 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Refractive index
1.4837 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.68
Heat of vaporization
49.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash clothing before reuse.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Cover with sand, dry lime or soda ash and place in a closed container for disposal. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
89
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Effects may be delayed.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes severe skin irritation and possible burns.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye irritation and possible burns. May cause chemical conjunctivitis.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.

Transport.
UN number
1760
Response guide
HS Code
2930 90 70