International Chemical Safety Cards

n-BUTYL MERCAPTAN ICSC: 0018
n-BUTYL MERCAPTAN
1-Butanethiol
Butyl mercaptan
Thiobutyl alcohol
C4H10S/CH3(CH2)3SH
Molecular mass: 90.2
CAS # 109-79-5
RTECS # EK6300000
ICSC # 0018
UN # 2347
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Gives off toxic fumes in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Weakness, confusion, cough, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest, artificial respiration if indicated, refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness, pain.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes, rinse skin with plenty of water or shower, refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness, pain.
    Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • See Inhalation.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth, 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, do NOT wash away into sewer, do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof; separated from strong oxidants, acids, bases, alkali metals.

    UN Haz Class: 3
    UN Pack Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0018 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

    n-BUTYL MERCAPTAN ICSC: 0018

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning or heating, producing highly toxic fumes (sulfur dioxide - see ICSC # 0074). Reacts with acids, bases, alkali metals, and strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 0.5 ppm; 1.8 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1992-1993)


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very 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 thyroid. Exposure far above the OEL may cause effects on the nervous system and could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 98C
    Melting point: -116C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.83
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 0.06
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 4.0
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.2
    Flash point: (c.c.) 2C
    Auto-ignition temperature: below 225C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.28
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Explosive limits are unknown in literature.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G34
    NFPA Code: H2; F3; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0018 n-BUTYL MERCAPTAN
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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