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Substance Name: Dithioerythritol
RN: 6892-68-8
InChIKey: VHJLVAABSRFDPM-ZXZARUISSA-N

Note

  • A compound that, along with its isomer, Cleland's reagent (DITHIOTHREITOL), is used for the protection of sulfhydryl groups against oxidation to disulfides and for the reduction of disulfides to sulfhydryl groups.

Molecular Formula

  • C4-H10-O2-S2

Molecular Weight

  • 154.253
 

Classification Codes

  • Indicators and Reagents
  • Mutation Data
  • Sulfhydryl Reagents
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Dithioerythritol

MeSH Heading

  • Dithioerythritol

Synonyms

  • (R*,S*)-1,4-Dimercapto-2,3-butanediol
  • 1,4-Dithioerythritol
  • 3-01-00-02359 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)
  • BRN 1719756
  • Dithioerythritol
  • DTE
  • EINECS 229-998-8

Systematic Names

  • (R*,S*)-1,4-Dimercaptobutane-2,3-diol
  • 2,3-Butanediol, 1,4-dimercapto-, (2R,3S)-rel-
  • 2,3-Butanediol, 1,4-dimercapto-, (R*,S*)- (9CI)
  • 2,3-Butanediol, 1,4-dimercapto-, (theta,S)-
  • Erythritol, 1,4-dithio-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 6892-68-8

System Generated Number

  • 0006892688

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C4H10O2S2/c5-3(1-7)4(6)2-8/h3-8H,1-2H2/t3-,4+

InChIKey

VHJLVAABSRFDPM-ZXZARUISSA-N

Smiles

C([C@@H]([C@@H](CS)O)O)S

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intramuscular 309mg/kg (309mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: CONVULSIONS OR EFFECT ON SEIZURE THRESHOLD Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol. 1, Pg. 576, 1949.

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 83 deg C   EXP
log P (octanol-water) -0.480 (none)   EST

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