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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Indicaciones de peligro (UE): H225-H332-H315-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Indicaciones de precaución: P260-P201-P280a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.