Hexasulfur

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Hexasulfur
Ball and stick model of hexathiane
Names
Systematic IUPAC name
Hexathiane[1]
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
S6
Molar mass 192.36 g·mol−1
Appearance Vivid, orange, opaque crystals
Related compounds
Related compounds
Octasulfur
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Hexasulfur (systematically named hexathiane, and cyclo-hexasulfur) is an inorganic chemical with the chemical formula S
6
, consisting of a ring of six sulfur atoms. It is thus a simple cyclosulfane, and an allotrope of sulfur. It is also the final member of the thiane heterocyclic series, where every carbon is substituted with a sulfur atom.

Nomenclature[edit]

The name hexasulfur, is the most commonly used and preferred IUPAC name, and is constructed according to the compositional nomenclature. The systematic name hexathiane, a valid IUPAC name, is constructed according to the substitutive nomenclature. Another valid IUPAC systematic name cyclo-hexasulfur, is constructed according to the additive nomenclature.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S6 - PubChem Public Chemical Database". The PubChem Project. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information.