A colorless, foul-smelling liquid that is produced in kraft pulping black liquor. Dimethyl sulfide is used as a solvent for many mineral salts that are insoluble in water.
Synonyms and Related Terms
methyl sulfide; thiobismethane; 2-thiapropane; dimethyl monosulfide; dimethyl sulphide (Br.); dimethylsulfide; DMS; methyl sulphide (Br.); methyl thioether
Soluble in ethanol and ether. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 62.13|
Hazards and Safety
Highly flammable, moderate explosion risk. Flash point = -37C (-35F)
Evolves sulfur dioxide when heated.
Contact is very irritating. Inhalation and Ingestion may be harmful.
Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 6204