Definition of carbon disulphide in English:

carbon disulphide

(also carbon disulfide)


  • [mass noun] A colourless toxic flammable liquid used as a solvent, especially for rubber and sulphur.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Gold surfaces are functionalized by stable dithiocarbamate ligands when exposed to carbon disulfide and secondary amines.’
    • ‘Exposure to industrial or environmental chemicals such as carbon monoxide or carbon disulfide can also have this effect.’


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