Agent Name

Benzyl disulfide

Alternative Name

Dibenzyl disulfide

CAS Number

150-60-7

Formula

C14-H14-S2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Dibenzyl disulfide; 1,4-Diphenyl-2,3-dithiabutane; 1,4-Diphenyl-2,3-dithiobutane; BDS; Benzyl bisulfide; Bis(phenylmethyl) disulfide; Di(phenylmethyl) disulfide; Di(phenylmethyl)disulfide; Dibenzyl disulfide; Dibenzyldisulfid [Czech]; Disulfide, bis(phenylmethyl); Disulfide, dibenzyl; alpha-(Benzyldithio)toluene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Faintly beige crystals; Strong, offensive odor; Insoluble at room temperature; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rubber antioxidant, a petroleum fraction stabilizer, and a silicone oil additive; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 68 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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