International Chemical Safety Cards

1-DODECANETHIOL ICSC: 0042
1-DODECANETHIOL
Dodecyl mercaptan
Lauryl mercaptan
C12H25SH
Molecular mass: 202.4
CAS # 112-55-0
RTECS # JR3155000
ICSC # 0042
UN # 1228
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 82C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 82C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Confusion. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Unconsciousness. Weakness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Dullness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Carefully collect remainder (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants, alkali metals.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0042 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    1-DODECANETHIOL ICSC: 0042

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS TO PALE YELLOW LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning producing highly toxic gases including sulfur dioxide (see ICSC # 0074). Reacts violently with strong oxidants and alkali metals.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in respiratory failure.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 227 to 248C
    Melting point: -45; -7C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.85
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 0.33
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.02
    Flash point: 82C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 230C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point 55C. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G06b
    NFPA Code: H 2; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0042 1-DODECANETHIOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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