(in organic chemistry) a sulfide containing the bivalent group −SS−, as diethyl disulfide, C4H10S2.
Origin of disulfide
First recorded in 1860–65; di-1
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Historical Examples of disulphide
The disulphide, IrS2, is formed when powdered iridium is heated with sulphur and an alkaline carbonate.
I pull out the leg of a live Spider and put it to soak for an hour in disulphide of carbon, which dissolves fat.
I put the leg to soak for a quarter of an hour in disulphide of carbon, the best solvent of fatty matters.
By heating the disulphide in a current of hydrogen, germanious sulphide, GeS, is formed.
British Dictionary definitions for disulphide
any chemical compound containing two sulphur atoms per moleculeAlso called (not in technical usage): bisulphide
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A chemical compound containing two sulfur atoms combined with other elements or radicals.bisulfide
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