Appearance：colourless liquid or gas
Stability：Stability Risk of explosion if heated under confinement. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, aluminium.
Vapor Pressure：738.9 mm Hg ( 10 °C)
2-(2,4,6-Trimethylphenyl)ethanethiol (Cas No: 354-64-3) is an colorless to pale yellow liquid with a pungent smell. It is a thiol derivative of toluene and its boiling point is 97°C. This organic compound is insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents.
This chemical is used in the manufacture of aromatic chemical compounds, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, dyes and pigments, plastics and resins. It is also used in paints, adhesives, inks, rubber, catalyst and surfactants.
2-(2,4,6-Trimethylphenyl)ethanethiol is combustible but no explosion risk arises from its use. The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition and flashback are possible. When heated to decomposition, it emits toxic fumes of sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides.
It is produced through an electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction between benzyl chloride and thiophenol in the presence of potassium carbonate as a catalyst.
2-(2,4,6-Trimethylphenyl)ethanethiol is also known as 2,4,6-trimethyl thiophenol, 1-t-butyl-2-thiophenethiol, isopentyl thiophenol and molecular formula C10H16S.