Amyl Mercaptan

Amyl Mercaptan (C5H12S) is a clear colorless to light-yellow liquid with an offensive odor. Flash point 6°F. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Hence floats on water. Vapors are heavier than air. May be toxic by inhalation. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Amyl Mercaptan. Please review our fire rated products: Fire-rated, FIRELoc, SUPERLoc

Amyl Mercaptan Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Sulfur dioxide gas is formed
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Requires a compliant flammables storage locker.
  • Compatible Details: 1-Pentanethiol is incompatible with oxidizing agents, reducing agents, alkali metals, calcium hypochlorite, concentrated nitric acid .
  • Description:
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Amyl Mercaptan Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C5H12S 0.84 g/cm³ 248° F at 760.0 mm Hg n/a 104.2 g/mol Slightly soluble in water -105° F




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