Definition of carbon disulphide in English:

carbon disulphide

Line breaks: car¦bon di|sul¦phide
(also carbon disulfide)


[mass noun]
  • A colourless toxic flammable liquid used as a solvent, especially for rubber and sulphur.
    • Chemical formula: CS2
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    • 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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