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

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


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.


Sulphur Dioxide Carbontetrachloride Copper Oxide Sulphur Oxide Elemental Sulphur 
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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

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