Elemental Sulfur and its Reactions

  • Roland Mayer


Although sulfur has been utilized since antiquity and later found widespread use in the preparation of gun powder, sulfuric acid, other sulfur-containing compounds and rubber (vulcanization), only in recent years have we come to understand some of its properties and the special character of sulfur bonds. Especially during the last several years, the application of elemental sulfur has increased in many different fields, such as in agriculture and forestry, in construction and transportation, in industry of plastics and elastomers and last not least in synthetic chemistry1. This has resulted in a growing interest in the properties and reactions of this element1–9,12a,18a.


Hydrogen Sulfide Organic Sulfur Compound Sulfur Vapor Liquid Sulfur Sulfur Molecule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Mayer
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTechnical University of DresdenGermany (GDR)

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