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Carbon disulfide is a colorless volatile liquid with the formula CS2. The compound is used frequently as a building block in organic chemistry as well as an industrial and chemical non-polar solvent. It has an "ether-like" odor, but commercial samples are typically contaminated with foul-smelling impurities, such as carbonyl sulfide.

At high levels, carbon disulfide may be life-threatening because it affects the nervous system. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Carbon disulfide (Wikipedia)

Carbon disulfide (CS2). A colorless, flammable, poisonous liquid, CS2. It is used as a solvent, and is a counterirritant and has local anesthetic properties but is not used as such. It is highly toxic with pronounced CNS, hematologic, and dermatologic effects. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Basic Part Properties

Carbon disulfide
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Carbon diS

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Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 二硫化碳
fr-CA French (Canada) Disulfure de carbone
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Disulfuro de carbono
it-IT Italian (Italy) Disolfuro di carbonio
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Karbon disülfür
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Сероуглерод
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) koolstofdisulfide
fr-BE French (Belgium) Disulfure de carbone