Agent Name

Diphenyl disulfide

CAS Number

882-33-7

Formula

C12-H10-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Biphenyl disulfide; Phenyl disulfide; Diphenyl disulphide; Disulfide diphenyl; Phenyldithiobenzene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder with an unpleasant odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent in organic synthesis; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Oral LD50 (female rat) > 300-2,000 mg/kg; Anemia and changes of the liver and kidney observed in repeated-dose oral study of rats at 30 mg/kg/day; No adverse effects on reproductive or developmental toxicity parameters seen at doses up to 30 mg/kg/day; No evidence of mutagenicity; [ToxPlanet: JECDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Diallyl disulfide" and "Benzyl disulfide."

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