2-Mercaptoethanol Safety Overview

Catalog Number: 
EC-603
Safety Summary (see MSDS for complete information before using product): 
 

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW - IMMEDIATE HAZARD

DANGER! MAY BE FATAL IF ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES, AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID AND VAPOR. Health hazards given on this data sheet apply to concentrated solutions of mercaptoethanol or the substance in its pure form. Hazards of dilute solutions may be reduced, depending upon the concentration. Degree of hazard for these reduced concentrations is not currently addressed in the available literature.