- Synonyms: Allyl isosulfocyanate; 3-Isothiocyanato-1-propene; Isothiocyanic acid, allyl ester; Mustard Oil; 2-Propenyl isothiocyanate
- OSHA IMIS Code Number: A107
- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 57-06-7
- NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: NX8225000
- Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Emergency Response Guidebook: 1545 155 (stabilized)
- Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
- colorless to pale yellow, oily liquid, with pungent odor
- molecular weight: 99.16
- vapor pressure: 9.976 mm Hg @ 38.3°C
- molecular formula: C4H5NS
- boiling point: 148-154°C
- flash point: 46°C closed cup
- melting point: -80°C
- Carcinogenic Classification:
- International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Group 3, Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (PDF)
- Potential Symptoms: Irritation of eyes, skin, nose, throat; eye, skin burns; Ingestion Acute; Burns in mouth, throat and stomach. Exposure Chronic: Cough, bronchial irritation and pneumonia; burns in nose and mouth, erosion of teeth; dermatitis; conjunctivitis
- Health Effects: Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Bronchi, Skin---Marked (HE14)
- Affected Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system
- Literature Basis:
- International Chemical Safety Cards (WHO/IPCS/ILO): Allyl isothiocyanate
Monitoring Methods used by OSHA
Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
- Charcoal Tube (100/50 mg sections; 20/40 mesh)
- analytical solvent: (99:1) Carbon Disulfide:Dimethylformamide
- maximum volume: 20 Liters
- maximum flow rate: 0.1 L/min.
- current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
- method reference: OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center In-house File
- method classification: Not Validated
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