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Alfa Aesar™ 2-Mercaptoethanol, 98+%

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60-24-2
C2H6OS
78.129
MFCD00004890
DGVVWUTYPXICAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
2-mercaptoethanol,mercaptoethanol,thioglycol,beta-mercaptoethanol,ethanol, 2-mercapto,2-thioethanol,2-hydroxy-1-ethanethiol,thioethylene glycol,2-hydroxyethanethiol,2-hydroxyethyl mercaptan
1567
CHEBI:41218
2-sulfanylethanol
C(CS)O
60-24-2
C2H6OS
78.129
MFCD00004890
DGVVWUTYPXICAM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
2-mercaptoethanol,mercaptoethanol,thioglycol,beta-mercaptoethanol,ethanol, 2-mercapto,2-thioethanol,2-hydroxy-1-ethanethiol,thioethylene glycol,2-hydroxyethanethiol,2-hydroxyethyl mercaptan
1567
CHEBI:41218
2-sulfanylethanol
C(CS)O
Applications
Solubilizes proteins by reducing disulfide linkages2-Mercaptoethanol is used in the preparation of nano-graphene for cellular imaging and drug delivery as well as multifunctional polymeric micelle. It acts as a reducing agent used in electrophoresis, amino acid detection, and distinguishing ssDNA/dsDNA. It is also employed as a standard buffer. It is also used in the preparation of PVC heat stabilizers and as a chain transfer agent in the manufacture of PVC. Further, it is used in some RNA isolation procedures to eliminate ribonuclease. It is utilized as a corrosion inhibitor and ore floatation agent. In biochemistry, it is useful to study the activity of the immune system.

Solubility
Miscible with water, alcohol, ether, benzene and other organic solvents.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Air sensitive and heat sensitive. Incompatible with metals, strong acids, heavy metal salts and oxidizing agents. Store in a cool place.
Refractive Index 1.5
Sensitivity Air sensitive; Hygroscopic
Density 1.114
Quantity 5000g
Boiling Point 156°C to 158°C
Melting Point -100°C
Flash Point 73°C (163°F)
Odor Unpleasant
UN Number UN2966
Beilstein 773648
Merck Index 14,5869
Solubility Information Miscible with water,alcohol,ether,benzene and other organic solvents.
Formula Weight 78.13
Percent Purity ≥98%
Chemical Name or Material 2-Mercaptoethanol
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GHS H Statement
H301-H310-H318-H227-H315-H317-H335
Toxic if swallowed.
Fatal in contact with skin.
Causes serious eye damage.
Combustible liquid.
Causes skin irritation.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
May cause respiratory irritation.

P210-P235-P260-P262-P264b-P270-P271-P272-P280-P301+P310-P302+P350-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P311-P314-P330-P333+P313-P361-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

H227-H301+H331-H310-H315-H317-H318-H373

DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: THIOGLYCOL

EINECSNumber : 200-464-6

RTECSNumber : KL5600000

TSCA : Yes

Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures