WHMIS (2-Mercaptoethanol)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2020-01-14

  • Flammable liquids - Category 41
    • Flash point = 74 °C Setaflash closed cup
  • Acute toxicity - oral - Category 32
  • Acute toxicity - dermal - Category 23 4
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 2
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 14 5 6
  • Skin sensitization - Category 1A

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

Combustible liquid (H227)
Toxic if swallowed (H301)
Fatal in contact with skin (H310)
Fatal if inhaled (H330)
Causes serious eye damage (H318)
May cause allergic skin reaction (H317)

Ingredient disclosure

References

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  • ▲2.  Smyth, F.S. et Carpenter, C.P., «The place of the range finding test in the industrial toxicology laboratory.» Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. Vol. 26, no. 8, p. 269-273. (1944). [AP-019861]
  • ▲3.  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances). Hamilton (Ont) : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.   http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/rtecs/search.html
  • ▲4.  Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail, CHEMINFO, Hamilton, Ont. : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety   http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/cheminfo/search.html
  • ▲5.  ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) , Information on Chemicals (REACH). Helsinki, Finland.   http://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/registered-substances
  • ▲6.  White, K., Bruckner, J.V. et Guess, W.L., «Toxicological studies of 2-mercaptoethanol.» Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vol. 62, no. 2, p. 237-241. (1973).

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