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2-Mercaptoethanol [for Electrophoresis]
(CAS RN:60-24-2 Product Number:M1948)


Synonym 2-Hydroxyethyl Mercaptan
Synonym Thioglycol

General Information

Product Number M1948

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Purity/Analysis Method >99.0%(GC)
Storage Temperature
M.F. / M.W. C2H6OS=78.13
CAS RN 60-24-2
Related CAS RN
MDL Number MFCD00004890
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Purity(GC) min. 99.0 %
Specific gravity (20/20) 1.1150 to 1.1190
Refractive index n20/D 1.5000 to 1.5040
Functionality test to pass test

Data of Reference

flp 74°C(lit.)
mp -100°C(lit.)
bp 158°C(lit.)


Beilstein 1(4)2428
Reaxys-RN 773648
PubChem SID 87560309
Merck Index(14) 5869
F&F 1,643
RTECS# KL5600000
EC Number 200-464-6


Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements
  • H301
  • :Toxic if swallowed.
  • H310
  • :Fatal in contact with skin.
  • H315
  • :Causes skin irritation.
  • H319
  • :Causes serious eye irritation.
  • H371
  • :May cause damage to Central Nervous System.
  • H411
  • :Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary Statements
  • P260
  • :Do not breathe mist, vapours or spray.
  • P280
  • :Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection.
  • P301+P310+P330
  • :IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor. Rinse mouth.
  • P302+P352+P310+P361+P364
  • :IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
  • P305+P351+P338+P337+P313
  • :IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice or attention.
  • P308+P311
  • :If exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor.

Transport Information

UN Number 2966
Class 6.1
Packing Group II
HS Number 2930909899


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