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Mercaptans.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1977 Oct; :169-176
NIOSHTIC No.
00075425
Abstract
The molecular structure, chemical abstracts service number, registry of toxic effects of chemical substances number, production figures and economic trends, uses, and producer and user data are given for methyl-mercaptan (74931), ethyl-mercaptan (75081), n-propyl- mercaptan (107039), n-butyl-mercaptan (109795), and t-butyl- mercaptan (75661). The biological effects of exposure are described, including target organs, acute, chronic, and human effects. The mercaptans damage the lungs, kidneys and liver, and irritate the eyes. Threshold limit values and other standards are given; they are all higher than the odor threshold, so that inadvertent exposure is unlikely.
Keywords
Contract-210-77-0120; NIOSH-Contract; Thiols; Acute-toxicity; Organo-sulfur-compounds; Chronic-toxicity; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Exposure-limits; Eye-irritants; Sensory-thresholds; NIOSH-Publication
CAS No.
74-93-1; 75-08-1; 107-03-9; 109-79-5; 75-66-1
Publication Date
19771001
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1978
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0120
Source Name
Information Profiles on Potential Occupational Hazards, NIOSH Contract No. 210-77-0120, October 1977
State
NY
Performing Organization
Syracuse Research Corporation
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