Carbon Disulfide, or Carbon Bisulfide, a compound of carbon and sulfur. It is a heavy, transparent, poisonous liquid. When pure, it has a pleasant odor. Usually other materials are mixed with it, however, giving the carbon disulfide a pungent odor like that of rotten eggs. It is sometimes used as an insecticide, and for the extermination of moles, gophers, and other burrowing pests. It is a solvent for rubber, phosphorus, sulfur, and many resins. Carbon disulfide is also used in the manufacture of rayon and in the production of carbon tetrachloride. The compound is made by heating coke and sulfur together in an electric furnace in the absence of air.
Chemical formula: CS2.