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It is used as a pharmaceutical intermediate. Photocatalytic oxidation of gaseous 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide over TiO2 illuminated with UV light and maintained at 25 or 80°C in air was found to suffer progressive oxidation to yield ethylene, chloroethylene , ethanol, acetaldehyde, chloroacetaldehyde, diethyl disulfide, 2-chloroethyl ethyl disulfide and bis(2-chloroethyl) disulfide as the main primary intermediates, and water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), surface sulfate ions (SO42-), and hydrogen chloride (HCl) as the final products.
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Glynn P. Wheeler.; Sue. Chumley. Alkylating Activity of 1,3-Bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea and Related Compounds.J. Med. Chem. 1967, 10 (2),259-261 .
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H225-H332-H315-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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