Carbon disulfide

May 05, 2008
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Carbon disulfide (CS2) was once a common laboratory and industrial solvent, but it is used less widely now because of its toxicity and flammability. It was once manufactured by the reaction of sulfur with carbon sources, such as charcoal or coke, at high temperatures; but it is now made by the “combustion” of natural gas in sulfur. Its major industrial uses are in the manufacture of rayon, carbon tetrachloride, and agricultural fumigants.

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