Carbon disulfide

methanedithione, carbon bisulfide

How to detect Carbon disulfide

Formula: CS2 | CAS: 75-15-0

Synonyms: methanedithione, carbon bisulfide

The primary use of carbon disulphide is in manufacture of Rayon fibre. Subsequent processing of the fibre releases carbon disulfide in substantial quantities. Carbon disulfide is a selective solvent and used as a fumigant and insecticide.


Specification Value/Information
Formula CS2
CAS no. 75-15-0
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 0.3
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 1.4
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 1.3
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.316
Molecular Weight, g/mole 76.1
Melting point, °C '-112
Boiling point, °C 46
Flash point, °C '-30
Upper Explosive Limit, % 50
Specification Value/Information
Lower Explosive Limit, % 1
Density,⁻³ 1.26
Ionisation Energy, eV 10.08
EH40 TWA, ppm 5
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 15
NIOSH ST, ppm 10
NIOSH ST, mg.m⁻³ 30
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³ 3
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 500
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm 20