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2-(Methylthio)ethanol is used as an important raw material and intermediate used in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and dyestuffs.
Michael L. McKee. Comparison of Gas-Phase and Solution-Phase Reactions of Dimethyl Sulfide and 2-(Methylthio)ethanol with Hydroxyl Radical.J. Phys. Chem. A.2003,107 (35), 6819-6827.
Reagent for carboxyl group protection in peptide synthesis. Cleavage is by alkylation (MeI), followed by mild alkaline hydrolysis: J. Chem. Soc. (C), 807 (1966); Chem. Ber., 109, 3693 (1976). See Appendix 6.
Hazard Statements: H227
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant