carbon disulfide

Synonyms: "carbon bisulfide", "dithiocarbonic anhydride", "weeviltox"

Source: carbon disulfide is used in large quantities as an industrial chemical for the production of viscose rayon fibres.


IUPAC Name: methanedithione
CAS Number: 75-15-0
PubChem ID: 6348
Canonical SMILES: C(=S)=S

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: CS2
Molecular Weight: 76.141

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 3


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Caroldi S, Jarvis J, Magos L. 1985. Carbon disulphide exposure affects the response of rat adrenal medulla to hypothermia and hypoglycaemia. Br J Pharmacol 84(2):357-363.

Guo XM, Tang RH, Qin XY, Yang J, Chen GY. 2008. Effects of carbon disulfide on the expression and activity of nitric oxide synthase in rat hippocampus. Chin Med J (Engl) 121(24):2553-2556.

Kumar S, Patel KG, Gautam AK, Agarwal K, Shah BA, Saiyed HN. 1999. Detection of germ cell genotoxic potential of carbon disulphide using sperm head shape abnormality test. Hum Exp Toxicol 18(12):731-734.

Opacka J, Opalska B, Kolakowski J, Wronska-Nofer T. 1986. Neurotoxic effects of the combined exposure to carbon disulphide and ethanol in rats. Toxicol Lett 32(1-2):9-18.

Tsai ML, Chang JH, Huang BM, Liu MY. 2000. In vivo exposure to carbon disulfide increases the contraction frequency of pregnant rat uteri through an indirect pathway. Life Sci 66(3):201-208.

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