BIS-(2-CHLOROETHYL)SULFIDE

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 505-60-2
Formula

C₄H₈Cl₂S

Synonyms

HD; 2-2-dichlorodiethyl-sulfide; mustard gas

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Clear amber-colored oily liquid, with a faint odor of mustard/garlic.
Boiling point 419-423°F Molecular weight 159.08
Freezing point/melting point 55-57°F Vapor pressure 0.09 mmHg at 86°F
Flash point 221°F Vapor density 5.4
Specific gravity 1.274 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.)
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA REL-TWA TLV-TWA PEL-TWA
PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

NA

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

Not established

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: IARC-1,NTP-K Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Mustard gas

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Not Listed

Literature References

Last Updated Date : 12/17/2020