Used as a a reagent for copper, mercury, silver, thallium, and bismuth.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
9 26 36/37
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1E-8 (25 C)
Solubility in water
0.1 g/L (20 C)
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Ensure adequate ventilation
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Do not store together with oxidizing and acidic materials.
Extinguish using CO2, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fire with alcohol resistant foam. Wear self-contained respirato and fully protective impervious suit.
Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur.
Thiols/mercaptans are skin, eye and respiratory irritants. Inhalation can cause central nervous system effects. Strong penetrating odor acts to minimize inhalation exposure.
Seek immediate medical advice.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.