Talk:Carbon disulfide

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More Hazard Information Needed[edit]

This material (and others) should be incorporated into the article:

Major Hazards
Extremely flammable, volatile liquid; vapors are readily ignited by hot surfaces.
Toxicity
Carbon disulfide is only slightly toxic to laboratory animals by inhalation or ingestion, but its toxicity is relatively greater in humans. Exposure to 5000 ppm of carbon disulfide for 15 minutes can be fatal to humans. Carbon disulfide may also exert its toxic effects after absorption through skin. By all routes of exposure, carbon disulfide affects the central nervous system. Overexposure to carbon disulfide may cause headache, dizziness, fatigue, muscle weakness, numbness, nervousness, or psychological disturbances. Contact of the liquid or high concentrations of carbon disulfide vapor with the eyes may cause irritation. Skin contact can also cause rash or skin irritation. Carbon disulfide is regarded as a substance with good warning properties.
Chronic exposure to relatively high concentrations of carbon disulfide may cause the central nervous system effects described above. In addition, chronic overexposure to carbon disulfide causes increased atherosclerosis, leading to risk of cardiovascular disease. Prolonged exposure of female workers to low concentrations of carbon disulfide has been associated with birth defects in offspring; exposure limit values provide little margin of safety for risk of developmental effects. Carbon disulfide has not been found to be a carcinogen in humans.

From http://www.franciechase.com/projects/ehs/lcss/lcss_pg4.html JKeck (talk) 21:58, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

You are correct that this compound is dangerous. That sort information is provided better and more authoritatively in the MSDS, so we in WP-Chem decided a long time ago to minimize reproducing that information. Also if we encouraged this kind of information, the articles would be one long essay about hazards and consequences. --Smokefoot (talk) 00:57, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Hazard Effects Comment[edit]

From a personal communication I had with an executive in the paper towel industry, he told me that one of his companies had a procedure that required the use of CS2, that when their insurance underwriter found out about it they demanded the following: 1) The lab that performed the procedure had to be in a separate building 2) Special Automated equipment to sample the air had to be implemented 3) A fume hood was not good enough, special ventilation was required 4) they only could use two employees for the procedure, and not continuously switch for the task in order to limit the number of possible claims against the underwriter. This is information that is not easily obtained from the literature, and you will not find it written on the side of a bottle. This stuff has an insidious nature as the chronic toxicity from breathing it occurs in occult increments. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.78.56.88 (talk) 04:59, 8 February 2017 (UTC)


Metal and superconductor phases[edit]

According to [1] doi:10.1073/pnas.1305129110 it's possible with pressure to turn CS2 into a magnetic metallic conductor, and with more pressure and lowered temperatures it turns into a superconductor. This should be added into the physics of CS2 -- 65.94.79.6 (talk) 06:45, 3 July 2013 (UTC)