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Dichlorodiethyl Sulfide

    Name:
    Dichlorodiethyl Sulfide
    Detailed information:
    Chemistry name:dichloroethyl sulfide
    M Formula:S(CH2CH2Cl)2
     
    Properties:
    Yellow liquid. Bp 228C, fp 14C, d 1.27, flash p 220F (104C).
     
    Derivation:
    Bubbling ethylene through sulfur chloride, also from thiodiglycol and hydrogen chloride.
     
    Grade:
    Pure, technical (containing excess sulfur as a polysulfide).
     
    Hazard:
    Vesicant war gas, causes conjunctivitis and blindness. Can be decontaminated by chloroamines or bleaching powder. Vapor is extremely poisonous and can be absorbed via skin.
     
    Use:
    Organic synthesis, poison gas, medicine.