Ethanethiol

(USAN, rINNM)
Ethanethiol Chemical formula
Synonyms: Ethyl Mercaptan Thioethyl Alcohol; Ethylmercaptan; l-Ethanethiol.
Cyrillic synonym: Этантиол; Этил Меркаптан.

Chemical information

Chemical formula: C2H6S = 62.13.
CAS — 75-08-1.

Profile

Mercaptans such as ethanethiol have an extremely disagreeable odour that is detectable by humans at very low concentrations and therefore they are added as a safety measure to odourless gases such as natural gas. Inhalation of high concentrations of ethanethiol can cause dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, and unconsciousness.
Published May 08, 2019.