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1-Octanethiol

Synonyms & Trade Names
1-Mercaptooctane, n-Octyl mercaptan, Octylthiol, 1-Octylthiol
CAS No.
111-88-6
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
1228 131
Formula
CH3(CH2)7SH
Conversion
1 ppm = 5.98 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
C 0.5 ppm (3.0 mg/m3) [15-minute]
OSHA PEL
none
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 2510
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Water-white liquid with a mild odor.
Molecular Weight
146.3
Boiling Point
390°F
Freezing Point
-57°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
(212°F): 3 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
0.84
Flash Point
(oc) 115°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100°F and below 140°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, reducing agents, strong acids & bases, alkali metals
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), cyanosis, increased respiration, nausea, drowsiness, headache, vomiting
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, blood, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

Up to 5 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 12.5 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)

Up to 25 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 1493
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