Definition of carbon disulphide in English:

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carbon disulphide

(also carbon disulfide)


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