Agent Name

Rubeanic acid

Alternative Name

Ethanedithioamide

CAS Number

79-40-3

Formula

C2-H4-N2-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethanedithioamide; Dithiooxamide; Dithioxamide; Hydrorubeanic acid; Oxaldiimidic acid, dithio-; Oxalic acid, dithiono-, diamide; Oxamide, dithio-; RVK; Rubean; Rubeane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Red solid; [Merck Index] Red crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as reagent for copper, cobalt, and nickel; as a stabilizer of ascorbic acid solutions; and as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes somnolence, convulsions, and changes in motor activity in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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