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CARBONYL SULFIDE Basic information
CARBONYL SULFIDE Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:−138 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:−50 °C(lit.)
  • Density 1.274; 2.4849
  • vapor density 2.1 (20 °C, vs air)
  • vapor pressure 9034 mm Hg ( 21 °C)
  • refractive index n 1.3785
  • form gas
  • Odor Threshold0.055ppm
  • explosive limit11.9-29%
  • Water Solubility mL/100mL H2O: 133.3 (0°C), 56.1 (20°C), 40.3 (30°C) [LAN05]; slowly decomposes in H2O [COT88]; soluble alcohol [HAW93]
  • Stability:Stable. Corrosive to common metals when moisture is present. Reacts vigorously with oxidants. Flammable. Suck-back into cylinder may cause rupture.
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemCarbonyl sulfide (463-58-1)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes F,Xn
  • Risk Statements 11-20-36/37/38
  • Safety Statements 16-26-38
  • RIDADR UN 2204 2.3
  • WGK Germany 3
  • RTECS FG6400000
  • HazardClass 2.3
  • ToxicityLD50 i.p. in rats: 22.5 mg/kg; LC50 by inhalation (mg/m3): 2940 in mice (35 min); 2650 in rats (4 h) (Bartholomaeus, Haritos)
CARBONYL SULFIDE Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical Propertiescolourless gas with an unpleasant smell; cylinder
  • Chemical PropertiesCarbonyl sulfide is a colorless gas or cold liquid.
  • OccurrenceCarbonyl sulfide, COS, is now recognized as a component of the atmosphere at a tropospheric concentration of approximately 500 parts per trillion by volume, corresponding to a global burden of about 2.4 million tons. It is, therefore, a significant sulfur species in the atmosphere. It is possible that the HO• radicalinitiated oxidation of COS and carbon disulfide (CS2) would yield 8-12 million tons as S in atmospheric sulfur dioxide per year. Though this is a small yield compared to pollution sources, the HO•-initiated process could account for much of the SO2 burden in the remote troposphere.
    Both COS and CS2 are oxidized in the atmosphere by reactions initiated by the hydroxyl radical. The initial reactions are
    HO• + COS ® CO2 + HS• (11.10.1)
    HO• + CS2 ® COS + HS• (11.10.2)
    These reactions with hydroxyl radical initiate oxidation processes that occur through a series of atmospheric chemical reactions. The sulfur-containing products that are initially formed as shown by Reactions 11.10.1 and 11.10.2 undergo further reactions to sulfur dioxide and, eventually, to sulfate species.
  • Usescarbonyl sulfide is use as a fumigant for durable commodities and structures was patented worldwide by Australia in 1992. It is effective on a wide range of pests, including the common stored product species at reasonable concentrations (less than 50 gm-3) and exposure times (1-5 days) . However, the egg stage of several insects showed tolerance to the fumigant. The other problems associated with the use of carbonyl sulfide include its high tainting odour on the treated products and reduction in the germination of seeds. Hydrogen sulphide, an impurity, present in fumigant product supply was reported to be responsible for the off-odour problem. Selective removal of hydrogen sulphide using absorbents like tertiary amine may solve the tainting issues with this fumigant.
  • UsesGrain fumigant.
  • DefinitionChEBI: A one-carbon compound in which the carbon atom is attached to an oxygen and a sulfur atom via double bonds.
  • General DescriptionCARBONYL SULFIDE is a colorless, poisonous, flammable gas with a distinct sulfide odor. The gas is toxic and narcotic in low concentrations and presents a moderate fire hazard. Under prolonged exposure to fire or intense heat the container may rupture violently or rocket. CARBONYL SULFIDE is used in the synthesis of organic thio compounds.
  • Air & Water ReactionsHighly flammable.
  • Reactivity ProfileCARBONYL SULFIDE is expected to react with vigor with strong oxidants.
  • HazardNarcotic in high concentrations. Flammable, explosive limits in air 12–28.5%. Central nervous system impairment.
  • Health HazardTOXIC; may be fatal if inhaled or absorbed through skin. Contact with gas or liquefied gas may cause burns, severe injury and/or frostbite. Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Runoff from fire control may cause pollution.
  • Fire HazardFlammable; may be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. May form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors from liquefied gas are initially heavier than air and spread along ground. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Some of these materials may react violently with water. Cylinders exposed to fire may vent and release toxic and flammable gas through pressure relief devices. Containers may explode when heated. Ruptured cylinders may rocket. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
  • Safety ProfilePoison by intraperitoneal route. Mildly toxic by inhalation. Narcotic in high concentration. An irritant. May liberate highly toxic hydrogen sulfide upon decomposition. A very dangerous fire hazard and moderate explosion hazard when exposed to heat or flame. Can react vigorously with oxidizing materials. To fight fire, stop flow of gas or use CO2, dry chemical, or water spray. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of CO. See also CARBONYLS and SULFIDES.
  • Potential ExposureCarbon oxysulfide is an excellent source of usable atomic sulfur, therefore, it can be used in various chemical syntheses, such as the production of episulfides, alkenylthiols, and vinylicthiols. It is also used to make viscose rayon. It is probable that the largest source of carbon oxysulfide is as a by-product from various organic syntheses and petrochemical processes. Carbon oxysulfide is always formed when carbon, oxygen, and sulfur, or their compounds, such as carbon monoxide; carbon disulfide, and sulfur dioxide, are brought together at high temperatures. Hence, carbon, oxysulfide is formed as an impurity in various types of manufactured gases and as a by-product in the manufacture of carbon disulfide. Carbon oxysulfide is also often present in refinery gases.
  • ShippingUN2204 Carbonyl sulfide, Hazard Class: 2.3; Labels: 2.3-Poisonous gas, 2.1-Flammable gas, Inhalation Hazard Zone C. It is a violation of transportation regulations to refill compressed gas cylinders without the express written permission of the owner. Cylinders must be transported in a secure upright position, in a well-ventilated truck. Protect cylinder and labels from physical damage. The owner of the compressed gas cylinder is the only entity allowed by federal law (49CFR) to transport and refill them. It is a violation of transportation regulations to refill compressed gas cylinders without the express written permission of the owner.
  • Purification MethodsPurify the gas by scrubbing it through three consecutive fritted washing flasks containing conc NaOH at 0o (to remove HCN), and then through conc H2SO4 (to remove CS2) followed by a mixture of NaN3 and NaOH solution; or passed through traps containing saturated aqueous lead acetate, then through a column of anhydrous CaSO4. Then it is freeze-pumped repeatedly and distilled through a trap packed with glass wool and cooled to -130o (using an n-pentane slurry). It liquefies at 0o/12.5mm. Use stainless steel containers. The gas is stored over conc H2SO4. [Glemser in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry (Ed. Brauer) Academic Press Vol I p 654 1963.] TOXIC
  • IncompatibilitiesCarbon oxysulfide can form explosive mixture with air. Incompatible with strong bases. Incompatible with oxidizers (chlorates, nitrates, peroxides, permanganates, perchlorates, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, etc.); contact may cause fires or explosions. Keep away from alkaline materials, strong bases, strong acids, oxoacids, epoxides.
  • Waste DisposalReturn refillable compressed gas cylinders to supplier. Dissolve in a combustible solvent, such as alcohol, benzene, etc. Burn in a furnace with afterburner and scrubber to remove SO2 .
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