8.05740 EMD Millipore


2-Mercaptoethanol for synthesis. CAS 60-24-2, chemical formula HSCH₂CH₂OH., for synthesis

Synonym: Thioethylene glycol, Thioglycol

  • CAS Number 60-24-2

  • Linear Formula C₂H₆OS

  • Molecular Weight 78.13 g/mol

  •  EC Number 200-464-6



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packaging   25 l in Barrel PE/met (8057409025)
  250 ml in Glass bottle (8057400250)
  5 ml in Glass bottle (8057400005)
bp   154 - 161 °C (1013 hPa)
expl. lim.     2.3 - 18 %(V)
vapor pressure   0.76 hPa (20 °C)
density   1.12 g/cm3 (20 °C)
flash point   70.5 °C
autoignition temp.   295 °C
mp   <-50 °C
pH   4.5 - 6 (500 g/l, H₂O, 20 °C)
LD 50 oral   LD50 Rat 98 - 162 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal   LD50 Rabbit 112 - 224 mg/kg
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   Store below +30°C.

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Safety Information

HS Code 
2930 90 98
Hazard Statement(s) 
H301 + H331: Toxic if swallowed or if inhaled
H310: Fatal in contact with skin.
H315: Causes skin irritation.
H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H318: Causes serious eye damage.
H373: May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure if swallowed.
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary Statement(s) 
P273: Avoid release to the environment.
P280: Wear eye protection.
P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304 + P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P308 + P310: IF exposed or concerned: immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.
Storage class 
6.1A Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials
WGK 3 highly water endangering
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS05  GHS05
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS06  GHS06
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS08  GHS08
Hazard Pictogram(s) 
GHS09  GHS09
Hazard Symbols 
Dangerous for the environment  Dangerous for the environment
Hazard Symbols 
Toxic  Toxic
Declaration (railroad and road) ADR, RID 
UN 2966 , 6.1, II
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR 
UN 2966 , 6.1, II
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code 
UN 2966 , 6.1, II
Categories of danger 
toxic, irritant, sensitizing, dangerous for the environment
R Phrase 
R 23/24/25-38-41-43-48/22-50/53
Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.Irritating to skin.Risk of serious damage to eyes.May cause sensitisation by skin contact.Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed.Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S Phrase 
S 26-36/37/39-45-61
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/ Safety data sheets.
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