Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.
Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.
Headache. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Nausea.
Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Further see Inhalation.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Cover the spilled material with inert absorbent. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Do NOT wash away into sewer.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: II
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Physical dangers The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.
Chemical dangers Reacts with acids, bases and strong oxidants. Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen sulfide and sulfur oxides.
Formula: C6H14S / CH3(CH2)5SH
Molecular mass: 118.2
Boiling point: 151°C Relative density (water = 1): 0.84 Solubility in water: none Vapour pressure, kPa at 40°C: 0.16 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.04 Flash point: 30°C Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-5.5 Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.35
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in lowering of consciousness.
Inhalation risk No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
All rights reserved. The published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.
Neither ILO nor WHO nor the European Commission shall be responsible for the interpretation and use of the information contained in this material.