Dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) is an amoebic actinic admixture with the atomic blueprint CH3SSCH3 which is the simplest disulfide. It is a combustible aqueous with an unpleasant, garlic-like odor.
Dimethyl disulfide forth with dimethyl sulfide and dimethyl trisulfide accept been accepted as airy compounds accustomed off by the fly-attracting bulb accepted as dead-horse arum (Helicodiceros muscivorus). These flies are admiring to the odor of corrupt meat, they advice blend this plant.
Important reactions cover chlorination giving methanesulfenyl chloride (CH3SCl), methanesulfinyl chloride (CH3S(O)Cl), and methanesulfonyl chloride (CH3SO2Cl) as able-bodied as blaze with hydrogen achromatize or peracetic acerbic giving the thiosulfinate methyl methanethiosulfinate (CH3S(O)SCH3).
What is Dimethyl disulfide?