Dimethyl disulfide is used as an intermediate as well as a food additive in onion, garlic, cheese, meats, soups, savory flavors and fruit flavors. It is used in oil refineries as a sulfiding agent. It is used to alfa substitute 2-methylfuran-acrolein to produce food stuff. It is involved in the preparation of 4-(methylthio)phenol. Further, it is used to replace methyl mercaptan as a jet fuel additive. It finds application in artificial flavoring agent and a corrosion inhibitor. In addition to this, it serves as an effective soil fumigant in agriculture.
Miscible with ethanol, ethyl ether, alcohol, most organic solvents and oils. Slightly miscible with water.
Incompatible with strong bases, strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing agents.
|108° to 109°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Highly flammable liquid and vapor.
Toxic if inhaled.
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: DIMETHYL DISULFIDE
RTECSNumber : JO1927500
TSCA : TSCA