n-Amyl Mercaptan
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Title: n-Amyl Mercaptan
CAS Registry Number: 110-66-7
CAS Name: 1-Pentanethiol
Additional Names: amyl thioalcohol
Molecular Formula: C5H12S
Molecular Weight: 104.21
Percent Composition: C 57.63%, H 11.61%, S 30.77%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)3CH2SH
Literature References: Prepn: Cossar et al., J. Org. Chem. 27, 93 (1962).
Properties: Liquid, bp 123-124°, nD25 1.4439. Penetrating, unpleasant odor. d420 0.857. Practically insol in water. Sol in alc.
Boiling point: bp 123-124°
Index of refraction: nD25 1.4439
Density: d420 0.857
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes, skin, nose, throat, respiratory system; headache, nausea, dizziness; vomiting, diarrhea; dermatitis, skin sensitization. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 244.
Use: In organic syntheses.

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