Definition of carbon disulfide in English:

carbon disulfide


  • A colorless toxic flammable liquid used as a solvent, especially for rubber and sulfur, and in the manufacture of viscose rayon, cellophane, and carbon tetrachloride.

    Chemical formula: CS₂

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Neither allotrope dissolves in water, but both dissolve in organic liquids, such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and carbon disulfide.’
    • ‘Water, carbon disulphide, and various other liquids, when they are examined in mica vessels, seem also to be transparent.’


carbon disulfide

/ˌkärbən dīˈsəlfīd/ /ˌkɑrbən daɪˈsəlfaɪd/