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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

2-Pentanethiol, 2,4,4-trimethyl-

RTECS #

SA3260000

CAS #

141-59-3

Updated

December 2000

Molecular Weight

146.32

Molecular Formula

C8H18S

Synonyms

2,4,4-Trimethyl-2-pentanethiol
terc. Oktanthiol (Czech)
tert-Octanethiol
T-Octyl mercaptan

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 300 mg/m3/4HBehavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changes

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
NTIS** OTS0546567
oral/rat lowest published lethal dose: 50 mg/kgBehavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Dyspnea
NTIS** OTS0557849
skin/rabbit Lethal dose: >200 mg/kgNTIS** OTS0557849
unreported route/guinea pig lethal dose (50 percent kill): 60300 µg/kg85JCAE -,984,1986
unreported route/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 17800 µg/kg85JCAE -,984,1986

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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