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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.
Igor N. Martyanov.; Kenneth J. Klabunde. Photocatalytic Oxidation of Gaseous 2-Chloroethyl Ethyl Sulfide over TiO2.Environ. Sci. Technol. 2003, 37 (15),3448-3453 .
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 .
Hazard Statements: H225-H302+H332-H315-H318-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P312-P330-P332+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant