Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section A

, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp 263–267

Reactions with disulphur monoxide solutions obtained by the reduction of cupric oxide by elemental sulphur

  • S. R. Satyanarayana
  • A. R. Vasudeva Murthy

DOI: 10.1007/BF03046440

Cite this article as:
Satyanarayana, S.R. & Vasudeva Murthy, A.R. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (1964) 59: 263. doi:10.1007/BF03046440


When the products of reaction between elemental sulphur and copper oxide at elevated temperature in vacuum are bubbled through chilled inert organic solvents like carbontetrachloride, orange-yellow solutions were obtained indicating the presence of lower oxide of sulphur. This lower oxide has been found to be disulphur monoxide as shown by three different types of reactions; (1) Mercury decomposition, (2) Reaction with hydrogen iodide and hydrolytic reaction in an alkaline homogeneous medium.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Satyanarayana
    • 1
  • A. R. Vasudeva Murthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Inorganic and Physical ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore-12South India