International Chemical Safety Cards

1-HEXADECANETHIOL ICSC: 0025
1-HEXADECANETHIOL
Hexadecyl mercaptan
1-Mercaptohexadecane
Cetyl mercaptan
CH3(CH2)15SH
Molecular mass: 258.5
CAS # 2917-26-2
ICSC # 0025
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. 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.
    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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    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.
    Separated from strong oxidants, reducing agents, alkali metals, acids.

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    ICSC: 0025 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-HEXADECANETHIOL ICSC: 0025

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    LIQUID OR SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning producing highly toxic gases including sulfur oxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants, acids, reducing agents, 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, through the skin, and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly 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.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 18C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.84
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 10
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 8.9
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 135C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: see NotesC
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Auto-ignition temperature is unknown in literature. Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point 55C.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0025 1-HEXADECANETHIOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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