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Alfa Aesar™ 2-Mercaptoethanol, 98+%

$39.54 - $39.54

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material 2-Mercaptoethanol
CAS 60-24-2
Molecular Formula HSCH2CH2OH
Formula Weight 78.13g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00004890
UN Number UN2966
Beilstein 773648
Merck Index 14,5869
Synonym Thioethylene glycol; Thioglycol
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AAA158900B

 
alfa aesar™
A15890-0B
1000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA158900I

 
alfa aesar™
A15890-0I
5000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA1589030

 
alfa aesar™
A15890-30
250g Each for $39.54
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Melting Point −100°C
Boiling Point 156° to 158°C
Quantity 1000g
Flash Point 73°C (163°F)
Odor Unpleasant
Chemical Name or Material 2-Mercaptoethanol
CAS 60-24-2
Assay ≥98%
Molecular Formula HSCH2CH2OH
Formula Weight 78.13g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00004890
UN Number UN2966
Beilstein 773648
Merck Index 14,5869
Synonym Thioethylene glycol; Thioglycol
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 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.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P301+P310-P305+P351+P338-P361-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: THIOGLYCOL
RTECS Number KL5600000
TSCA TSCA

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.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P210-P301+P310-P305+P351+P338-P361-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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.