Purine-2,6-dithiol

  • 2,6-Dimercapto-7H-purine
  • 2,6-Dithiopurine
  • Dithioxanthine
  • 2,6-Dithioxanthine
  • 1H-Purine-2,6-dithione, 3,7-dihydro-
  • Xanthine, dithio-
Formula
C5H4N4S2
Structure
Description
Slightly brown solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
5437-25-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
226-608-8
RTECS
UO8475000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
152834
Beilstein Reference
4-26-00-02458

Properties.
Formula
C5H4N4S2
Formula mass
184.23
Melting point, °C
>330
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.68

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.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use water spray, dry chemical, or foam.

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

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Induce vomiting. Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.