Ethyl Isothiocyanate
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Title: Ethyl Isothiocyanate
CAS Registry Number: 542-85-8
CAS Name: Isothiocyanatoethane
Additional Names: ethyl mustard oil
Molecular Formula: C3H5NS
Molecular Weight: 87.14
Percent Composition: C 41.35%, H 5.78%, N 16.07%, S 36.80%
Line Formula: C2H5NCS
Literature References: Obtained by the action of mercuric chloride on the product of the reaction of carbon disulfide with ethylamine.
Properties: Colorless to yellowish liq; pungent odor. d418 1.003. bp 130-132°. mp -6°. nD18 1.5142. Insol in water. Miscible with alcohol, ether.
Melting point: mp -6°
Boiling point: bp 130-132°
Index of refraction: nD18 1.5142
Density: d418 1.003
CAUTION: Vapors irritate the eyes; blister the skin.
Use: Military poison gas.

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