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1-Pentanethiol

Synonyms & Trade Names
Amyl hydrosulfide, Amyl mercaptan, Amyl sulfhydrate, Pentyl mercaptan
CAS No.
110-66-7
RTECS No.
SA3150000
DOT ID & Guide
1111 130
Formula
CH3(CH2)4SH
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.26 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: C 0.5 ppm (2.1 mg/m3) [15-minute]
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Water-white to yellowish liquid with a strong, garlic-like odor.
MW:
104.2
BP:
260°F
FRZ:
-104°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP(77°F): 14 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
0.84
Fl.P(oc): 65°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, reducing agents, alkali metals, calcium hypochlorite, concentrated nitric acid
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat, respiratory system; headache, nausea, dizziness; vomiting, diarrhea; dermatitis, skin sensitization
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet (flammable)
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   See ICSC CARD: 1521
 
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