112771

Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl isothiocyanate

97%

Linear Formula:
CH3NCS
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
73.12
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
605319
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

vapor pressure

21 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

97%

bp

117-118 °C (lit.)

mp

30-34 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: slightly soluble

density

1.069 g/cm3 at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CN=C=S

InChI

1S/C2H3NS/c1-3-2-4/h1H3

InChI key

LGDSHSYDSCRFAB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

Related Categories

General description

Methyl isothiocyanate (MITC) is a common soil fumigant byproduct that is toxic and corrosive, skin and respiratory irritant. It can be degraded and removed from contaminated waters by free radical reactions†.

Application

Methyl isothiocyanate can be used:
  • For amino acid sequence analysis
  • To study the effect of pesticide Metam (methyl isothiocyanate is its active ingredient) in the streamside microbial communities

Packaging

100, 500 g in Sure/Seal™
5 g in glass bottle

Signal Word

Danger

hazcat

Acute Tox. 2 Dermal - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

storage_class_code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

86.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

30 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Microbial ecology, toxicology and chemical fate of methyl isothiocyanate in riparian soils from the upper Sacramento river.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry / Setac, 15(10), 1694-1701 (1996)
Keiji Nishiwaki et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 15(3), 1341-1345 (2006-11-28)
Tetrahydrobenzotriazines, a novel class of heterocyclic compounds, were synthesized. Examination of their biological activities resulted in the discovery that some of them possess potent nematocidal activity.
Methyl isothiocyanate in wine.
C Rostron
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 30(9), 821-823 (1992-09-01)
Yonglin Ren et al.
Journal of economic entomology, 101(2), 623-630 (2008-05-08)
Australian Standard White wheat, Triticum aestivum L. (a marketing grade with mixed grain hardness),with a moisture content of 12.5% was fumigated with a new ethyl formate formulation (95% ethyl formate plus 5% methyl isothiocyanate) identified and developed by Commonwealth Scientific...
William S Cain et al.
Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 58(2), 173-180 (2010-07-17)
An unpublished laboratory study by Russell and Rush (1996) showed that human subjects sense the presence of methyl isothiocyanate (MITC) via the eyes at concentrations as low as hundreds of ppb in air, with dependence upon duration of exposure. The...

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service