Carbon disulfide (CS2)

Substance: carbon disulfide.

Also known as: methanedithione carbon bisulfide

Chemspider article about carbon disulfide

Wikipedia article about carbon disulfide

Hazard information danger

Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Highly flammable liquid and vapour
  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
  • Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
  • Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.

Experiments with this reagent