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Document ID (ISN)104769
CIS number 06-255
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16058 U 10, 4-2005
Author(s) Cézard C., Mathieu-Nolf M.
Title Organo-sulfur compounds
Original title Dérivés organiques soufrés [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 2005, No.149, 9p. 132 ref.
Abstract Organo-sulfur compounds include a wide variety of substances such as mercaptans, sulfides, sulfoxides, benzothiazoles, sulfates, thioureas and sulfones. They are used in the chemical industry and in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, crop protection and chemical warfare (for example as mustard gas). Signs of toxic effects frequently occur in occupational settings. Localized toxic effects are observed for many of the substances that are irritants. Their systemic toxicity is highly variable. Some are sensitizers (sulfides, sulfoxides, sulfates), mutagens (some sulfides in particular), carcinogens (mustard gas) or have been shown to have teratogenic effects in experimental animals (dimethyl sulfoxide).
Descriptors (primary) France; sulfur and compounds; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) sulfides; data sheet; neurotoxic effects; irritants; carcinogens; chemical industry; mercaptans; sulfoxides; thioureas; mustard gas; sulfones; benzothiazoles; cosmetics; pesticides; sensitizers; animal experiments; sulfates; pharmaceutical industry; encyclopaedia; mutagenic effects
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances