Disulfur dibromide

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Sulfur dibromide
Ball-and-stick model of sulfur dibromide Disulfur-dibromide-3D-vdW.png
CAS number 13172-31-1 YesY
PubChem 123296
EC number 236-119-1
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula Br2S2
Molar mass 223.940 g mol−1
Appearance orange/yellow liquid
Density 2.703
Boiling point 54 °C (129 °F; 327 K)
C2, gauche
EU Index 016-013-00-X
EU classification Corrosive (C)
Irritant (Xi)
Dangerous for the environment (N)
R-phrases R14, R34, R37, R50
S-phrases (S1/2), S26, S45, S61
Related compounds
Related Sulfur dibromide
Thionyl bromide
Sulfuryl bromide
Related compounds Disulfur difluoride
Disulfur dichloride
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Disulfur dibromide is the chemical compound whose molecule is composed of two atoms each of sulfur and bromine. The molecular structure is akin to that of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

Disulfur dibromide is the most stable sulfur bromide, however, its thermal stability is low. It is a toxic, orange/yellow liquid that smokes in air due to the reaction with water vapor. In the presence of moisture, disulfur dibromides reacts violently with oxidants, releasing bromide anion and sulfur oxides. In general, its reactivity resembles that of S2Cl2.