Methanedithiol

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Methanedithiol
Methanedithiol.svg
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Methanedithiol
Other names
Dimercaptomethane
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
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UNII
  • InChI=1S/CH4S2/c2-1-3/h2-3H,1H2
    Key: INBDPOJZYZJUDA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • SCS
Properties
CH4S2
Molar mass 80.16 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling point 58 °C (136 °F; 331 K)
1.581
Hazards
GHS labelling:
GHS02: Flammable
Warning
H226
P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P280, P303+P361+P353, P370+P378, P403+P235, P501
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Methanedithiol is an organosulfur compound with the formula H2C(SH)2. It forms when formaldehyde is treated with hydrogen sulfide under pressure. The reaction competes with formation of trithiane. The compound forms a solid dibenzoate upon treatment with benzoic anhydride.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cairns, T. L.; Evans, G. L.; Larchar, A. W.; McKusick, B. C. (1952). "gem-Dithiols". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 74 (16): 3982–9. doi:10.1021/ja01136a004.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)