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car·bon di·sul·fide (CS2),
an extremely flammable (flashpoint -30°C), colorless, toxic liquid with a characteristic ethereal odor (fetid when impure); it is a parasiticide.
Synonym(s): carbon bisulfide
carbon disulfideA highly flammable volatile liquid, absorbable through the skin, lungs and GI mucosa. It is a common building block in organic chemistry. It is used as a non-polar solvent to produce viscose rayon, cellophane, and carbon tetrachloride, as well as for fumigating grain, chemical analysis, degreasing, dry cleaning and oil extraction.
Neurotoxic, dermotoxic; it may retard growth and sensory development. It is teratogenic in rats; reproductive risk is uncertain, but likely.
A colorless liquid, CS2, that is toxic when it touches the skin or is inhaled or consumed. It may cause an alcohol-like intoxication, burns, stupor, coma, or death. It is used principally in the manufacture of products such as cellophane or rayon and sometimes causes occupational health-related illnesses in workers who produce these substances.
an inflammable, volatile liquid used for treatment of bot fly larvae in the stomach of horses. Administered by stomach tube. Mixed with air it is dangerously explosive. Excess doses cause excitement, weakness and collapse.