Benzyl sulfide

  • Benzyl monosulfide
  • Benzyl thioether
  • Dibenzyl monosulfide
  • Dibenzyl sulfide
  • 1,1'-(Thiobis(methylene))bisbenzene
Formula
C14H14S
Structure
Description
Colorless plates or pale beige crystalline solid with a crippling stench.
Uses
Organic synthesis.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
538-74-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-703-6
S 22 24/25
RTECS
DC0512500
RTECS class
Other
Merck
13,1147
Beilstein/Gmelin
1911157
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-02649
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C14H14S
Formula mass
214.32
Melting point, °C
47 - 50
Boiling point, °C
323
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0005 (25 C)
Density
1.0712 g/cm3 (50 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
4.29
Heat of vaporization
54.2

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
143
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with 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. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.