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sulfur

 [sul´fer]
a chemical element, atomic number 16, atomic weight 32.064, symbol S. (See Appendix 6.)
sulfur dioxide a colorless, nonflammable gas used as an antioxidant in pharmaceutical preparations; it is also an important air pollutant, irritating the eyes and respiratory tract.
precipitated sulfur a topical scabicide, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal, and keratolytic.
sublimed sulfur a topical scabicide and antiparasitic.

sul·fur (S),

(sŭl'fŭr),
An element, atomic no. 16, atomic wt. 32.066, that combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide; these two compounds combine with water to make strong acids. Sulfur combines with many metals and nonmetallic elements to form sulfides; it is mildly laxative, and has been used to treat rheumatism, gout, bronchitis, and, externally, skin diseases.
Synonym(s): brimstone
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]

sulfur

The American spelling of sulphur, and the accepted spelling by the Internation Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

sul·fur

(S) (sŭl'fŭr)
An element, atomic no. 16, atomic wt. 32.066, which combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide (SO2) and sulfur trioxide (SO3); these combine with water to make strong acids, and with many metals and nonmetallic elements to form sulfides; used externally in the treatment of skin diseases.
Synonym(s): sulphur.
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]

sul·fur

(S) (sŭl'fŭr)
In oxide forms, added to water to make strong acids and used externally to treat skin diseases.
Synonym(s): sulphur.
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]
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Desulfurization on the basis of alkylation is very useful method for the removal of specific sulfur compounds called it thiophenes.In commercial scale this method is useful for light hydrocarbons.
This method also applies for the desulfurization of thiophenic sulfur compounds.
In this method the sulfur compounds in feed stock are metabolized by specific microbes.
Supercritical water Desulfurization (SCW) Supercritical water method is a useful method for the removal of sulfur compounds from the hydrocarbon.
This vulcanization intermediate product leads to MBTP (2-bis-benzothiazole-2,2'-polysulfide), which is the sulfurant active agents that introduce the sulfur into the polymer chain.
As expected, figure 4 shows that when the treated sulfur is used, a delay is observed in MBT formation.
The vulcanization reaction using thiuram type accelerators was also studied in the presence of pyrrole-treated sulfur. Unlike with CBS, TMTD (tetramethylthiuramdisulfide) decomposition seemed to not be affected by the sulfur treatment (figure 5).
In order to observe the proposed TMTD behavior, TMTP (tetramethylthiurampolysulfide) was analyzed using both sulfur types.
Hot springs and fumarole deposits fall below O[per thousand] as do sulfur samples from salt dome caps (Louisiana).
It is clear from the above discussion that just knowing the [delta]34S value for a sulfur specimen is not enough to determine the precise locality.
As a service to the mineralogical community, the stable-isotope lab at Queen's University is willing to deterntine the sulfur isotope ratio for a small sample chip upon request.
Queen's University will provide only the sulfur isotopic composition for the chip which is provided.