Substance Information

2-mercaptopropionic acid

EC / List no.: 201-206-5

CAS no.: 79-42-5

Mol. formula: C3H6O2S

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Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is harmful if swallowed, causes serious eye damage, may be corrosive to metals and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

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A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 - 100 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, laboratory chemicals and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, laboratory chemicals and cosmetics and personal care products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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