Definition of carbon disulfide in English:

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carbon disulfide

Pronunciation: /ˈˌkärbən dīˈsəlfīd/

noun

A colorless toxic flammable liquid used as a solvent, especially for rubber and sulfur, and in the manufacture of viscose rayon, cellophane, and carbon tetrachloride.
  • Chemical formula: CS2.
Example sentences
  • It is only slightly soluble in water, but it dissolves in many organic liquids, such as alcohol and carbon disulfide, to which it imparts a distinctive purple color.
  • Exposure to industrial or environmental chemicals such as carbon monoxide or carbon disulfide can also have this effect.
  • Gold surfaces are functionalized by stable dithiocarbamate ligands when exposed to carbon disulfide and secondary amines.

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Syllabification: car·bon di·sul·fide

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