DIETHYL SULFATE

What is it?

“Diethyl sulfate is a highly toxic and likely carcinogenic chemical compound with formula (C2H5)2SO4. It occurs as a colorless, oily liquid with a faint peppermint odor and is corrosive.” Wikipedia

What are the effects?

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) identifies that diethyl sulfate “causes severe skin burns and eye damage, may cause genetic defects, may cause cancer, is harmful if swallowed, is harmful and toxic in contact with skin and is harmful if inhaled.”

Diethyl sulfate is on ECHA Candidate List of “Substances of very High Concern.”

How is it used?

Diethyl sulfate is used as an ingredient in the manufacturing of dyes and textiles.

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