1,2-Benzenedithiol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

1,2-Benzenedithiol Properties


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1,2-Benzenedithiol is an organosulfur compound. It consists of a benzene ring with a pair of adjacent thiol groups. The compound serves as chelating agent in coordination chemistry and a building block for the synthesis of other organosulfur compounds.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 119-120 °C
CAS Number 17534-15-5
Density 1.236 g/ml
EINECS Number 241-530-4
IUPAC Name Benzene-1,2-dithiol
InChI 1S/C6H6S2/c7-5-3-1-2-4-6(5)8/h1-4,7-8H
Melting Point 22-24 °C
Molar Mass 142.24 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H6S2
Refractive 1.6565-1.6585
Synonyms 1,2-Dimercaptobenzene;1,2-Benzenedithiol;o-Benzenedithiol
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